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The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (summer 2016 edition)

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: Back to basics on public engagement

We know that engaging the public in economic development activities and initiatives is important, but let’s be frank: it’s difficult and takes skill to do More...

The Higher ED Blog: Agriculture offers more than just food to rural communities

I was driving to one of the farms I was studying for my major research paper (for the University of Waterloo’s Local Economic Development master’s More...

The Higher ED Blog: 5 game changers to help economic developers better promote their community

Whether you’re attracting investors or keeping existing industry engaged, communicating your assets and success is pivotal to economic development. But marketing is getting more challenging. More...

The Higher ED Blog: End the dread and quick start your Year 1, 2, or 3 paper now

Why is writing so hard? For most economic developers, there’s no time to sit down and do it. But the challenge isn’t just time, is More...

The Higher ED Blog: Newcomers are helping rural communities more than you think

Canada, as we know it today, was built on natural resources. From the early days of fish and beavers to today’s oil and gems, natural More...

BDB Announces Expansion of Epoca International, Inc. in Boca Raton

West Palm Beach, FLA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), in cooperation with the State of Florida and Boca Raton, is More...

Hedge Funds Flock to Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, Florida

Palm Beach County officials are working on bringing hedge funds here from the Northeast, and it’s working, particularly in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, More...

The Higher ED Blog: Why our obsession with impact in international development delivers the worst results

It is the eternal question: Is money earmarked to eradicate poverty making a difference?  Two decades ago the public, disillusioned over a lack of tangible More...

Fortune 500 Company Breaks Ground on $115M Project in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

United Technologies Corp.’s Climate Controls and Security division broke ground on Tuesday on its $115 million headquarters and building innovation showcase facility in Palm Beach More...

The Higher ED Blog: 6 Signs That You Need To Rethink Your Social Media Strategy

Intelegia’s Isabelle Poirier will be leading three sessions at our Social Media for Economic Developers seminar, coming up on May 26 and 27. It will be More...

Move over Mars, Venus means business

With all this talk about technology disruption and its affect on virtually every industry and job, another type of disruption has been flying under the More...