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The Higher ED Blog: Real Economic Development Horror Stories 2016

Happy Halloween! How appropriate is it that the scariest day of the year should land on the most dreaded day of the week? And how More...

The Higher ED Blog: Embracing your downtown’s “Second-Tier Cool” status

If we are being honest, when we think of “cool” or “trendy” places to live, the downtowns of mid-size cities rarely spring to mind. We More...

Palm Beach County Establishes First-Ever Partnership Between Business and K-20 Educators

West Palm Beach, October 21 – In an unprecedented partnership between industry and education, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County created the Academic More...

Nurturing a Life Science Ecosystem for Job Creation and Economic Development in Palm Beach County

The Business Development Board’s Life Science Advisory Council (LSAC) serves as the oversight group of leaders responsible for the execution of the 2016 Palm Beach More...

Hedge Funds Swarm Into Palm Beach

The City of Palm Beach and neighboring West Palm Beach are becoming ever more attractive to alternative asset managers. Some firms that have long been More...

The Higher ED Blog: You need to know about this master’s program (even if you’re done with school)

Way back in 1980s, the Economic Developers Association of Canada and the University of Waterloo joined forces to create something this country’s economic developers wanted More...

How Berlin Partner is driving economic development in the city

City Nation Place interviewed Andrea Joras, Managing Director, Berlin Partner, the public-private partnership that provides business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions More...

The employment and wage impact of broadband deployment in Canada

A recent article published in the Canadian Journal of Economics “provides the first empirical assessment of the impact of broadband on employment and wage growth More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (fall 2016 ed.)

The Higher ED Blog publishes a quarterly economic development research roundup that shares new research practitioners might find useful. The series draws from Economic Development More...

The Higher ED Blog: Economic development ideas and wisdom from Tweeps

Governments have approached social media with trepidation. While most appreciate the concept of social media and have set up at least one account, they have More...

The Higher ED Blog: Advice from the trenches on running a business incubator

Small businesses are important to the economy. They account for 98% of all businesses in Canada and employ 70% of the total private labour force. More...

Canada bounces back with 26,000 new jobs; jobless rate edges up as more look for work

OTTAWA – True to its almost-routine see-saw pattern, employment in Canada rebounded in August with a 26,200 gain in jobs, after losing an almost equal More...