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Renewing the Soo: How alternative energy investments are transforming Sault Ste. Marie

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT. – For a city that uses the slogan “Naturally Gifted,” the Soo’s downtown is a dispiriting place, notable for cracked parking More...

How regulation will smother the sharing economy

U.S. president Ronald Reagan famously summed up the logic of government thusly: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if More...

U.S. economy creates a modest 151,000 jobs in August

WASHINGTON — Job growth slowed back to a moderate pace in August, and the nation’s unemployment rate held at 4.9 percent for the third straight More...

Jumping the curve in economic development

Most economic development organizations rely on a standard pack of traditional economic development strategies: real estate and infrastructure development, regional marketing; business retention and expansion; support More...

The Higher ED Blog: Even the smallest communities can get on the green bandwagon

For a long time, economic development and the environment were at odds: the rise of one meant the decline of the other. In more recent More...

The Higher ED Blog: Why economic developers need to help farmers protect water supplies

Water: a compound so essential to humans that we can barely live a week without it. If water is so essential to life, then it More...

Parks not just amenities, but also economic development tools

Every city seems to want more parks. Not only do city parks and greenspaces provide much-sought-after amenities for members of the community, but they also More...

The Higher ED Blog: Five ways to improve your performance measurement

Jamie Vann Struth will be leading two sessions at our Performance Measurement in Economic Development seminar, coming up on September 19-20 in Halifax, NS. A More...

What’s next for economic development: Horizontal innovation

The next big transformation in economic development is coming. It’s about time. Remarkably, most economic development organizations are still playing a game invented in Mississippi More...

The Higher ED Blog: Advice for starting a rural transit service

Elon Musk, the infamous founder of Tesla, recently released a Master Plan detailing his vision for the future of transportation. His goals include overhauling public More...

The Higher ED Blog: Is the knowledge economy in peripheral regions a low hanging fruit or a lost cause?

Economic developers in peripheral regions face some tough questions: How do I attract talent and investment away from core regions? How do I capitalize on More...

The Higher ED Blog: Three ways to step up your youth engagement game

Youth. What a lame noun to describe a person (or group of people) under a certain age. Then again, Thesaurus.com lists youngster, fledgling, and teenybopper More...