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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...

World Bank report on rising water scarcity a wake-up call for North America

Life is dependent on water – and so is our economy. Every sector of the industry needs water. The agricultural sector needs water to grow More...

Economic value of transit could be in the millions, billions

Predictions of a car-free future could come to fruition sooner than later, as many cities are scaling back their automobile dependency. Take Paris for example, More...

Canada’s rank in cost competitiveness

The Globe and Mail looks at KPMG’s recent report, which ranks Canada as the second most competitive market among 10 leading industrial markets. Read full More...

The economy is ​great; the​ economy is terrible

Derek Thompson from the Atlantic looks at why journalists and policy makers are finding it hard to describe the current economy in America. Read full More...

Millennials have few choices in current real estate market

Canada’s real estate market has defied gravity for years and it looks like it will continue to climb in 2016. The average home in Canada More...

If the Toronto-Waterloo region is to stay competitive it needs a better transportation link

The 110-kilometre drive along Ontario’s Highway 401 between Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo is a tedious one, by several accounts, especially when in rush hour it drags More...

How families protect the financial health of cities

The growing financial insecurities of families around the globe have been fast becoming a chronic issue for many communities. As the cost of living continues More...

The Higher ED Blog: Economic development professionals are overworked and undercompensated

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has stated that the work of local economic development is “worldwide” and has proven to be effective in fostering broad-scale More...

The diverse geography of high-tech industries

Richard Florida from the Atlantic City Lab explores the diverse geography of high-tech industries. Read the full story

The impossibility of reviving American manufacturing

Andrew McFill from the Atlantic looks at why it would be impossible to revive American manufacturing. Read the full story

The unequal geography of Toronto supermarkets

Shawn Micallef at the Toronto Star looks at the unequal geography of Toronto supermarkets that show some neighbourhoods brimming with access to nutritious foods, while More...