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The geography of happiness: where Americans are happiest and why

Does geographic location have to do with how happy one is? Apparently it does. Professor Stephan Goetz of Penn State University and a team developed More...

The Higher ED Blog: 3D Printing and other technologies farmers should get excited about

Recently I attended the University of Waterloo’s advanced economic development course (Year 3) in Kitchener.  It was held at the Communitech Hub,  a former hide More...

A Partridge in a Pear Tree? How much it will cost to buy the “12 Days of Christmas”

As is often the case in December, people’s minds tend to stress over that perfect gift.  “What do I get for that special someone?” is More...

Fruitful road trip for rural EDOs

Each fall, economic development professionals from rural and agricultural communities across Ontario gather to compare notes. Last year, Norfolk County had the honour of hosting. More...

The Higher ED Blog: Are local food opportunities really on the economic developer’s agenda?

Wandering through your local grocery store, it’s impossible to ignore the rising interest in local food. Due to recent food safety crises and increasing awareness More...

Business Development Board Announces Corporate Headquarters Expansion – 75 New Jobs

West Palm Beach, FLA – In cooperation with Enterprise Florida and the City of Delray Beach, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) More...

How to Improve the Economy in Your Local Area

As America experiences more economic decline, it becomes apparent that continuing to depend on policy makers to change the economic landscape for the better is More...

Memo to elected officials: Collaboration is the only way out

It’s about to get ugly. In the coming years, state and local financial pressures will be relentlessly increasing. Economic growth will not generate enough momentum More...

The Higher ED Blog: How to brand a community without public consensus

Consensus is for cowards. That’s a bold statement; let’s unpack it before moving on. We refer to ‘the public’ as a single entity but everyone More...

12 learning moments at #EDAC14

The annual conference of the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC) was held in Calgary in September 2014. Here are some of the highlights of information that More...

The Higher ED Blog: How would your community like $500,000,000?

If you haven’t yet considered backpacker tourism as a potential tool for economic development, maybe it’s time. The province of Victoria, Australia published in their More...

Foreign investment provides nearly 5 percent of jobs

Brazilians, Canadians and other foreign investors have been the prime buyers of new condominiums in South Florida in recent years. But foreign investors also are More...