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Featured Contributor: Michelle Madden

As part of our Featured Contributor series, I recently interviewed Michelle Madden to find out more about her work. Check out Michelle’s posts as well More...

A Toronto-Edinburgh exchange on culture and economic development

In February 2013, Millier Dickinson Blais collaborated with InclusionUS to organize a study visit from the City of Edinburgh to learn about Toronto’s approach to culture-led economic More...

TweetFolk movement good for community’s future

All the talk of Norfolk County this spring has been the phenomenon called “Tweet Folk Tours”, a gathering of local residents, business people and others More...

Affordable ways startups can embrace green

Startups can help boost the local economy, keep dollars in a geo-specific region, and can even help with the green movement. It’s easy as a More...

Arts organizations attract many diverse Canadians

Recent research conducted by Hill Strategies Research offers interesting insights into participation by a range of different categories of arts participants in specific arts activities. There is More...

Getting down to the nitty-gritty on local labour market data

Recent weeks have seen much discussion around informing hiring demand by analyzing online job ads.  While this is not a new practice, it is important to recognize More...

Canada’s skills gap – Fact or fiction? Depends on who you ask

Labour shortage. Skills mismatch. Skills gap. Long has the debate been building. Recent contributions to the conversation include  questions around the reliability of job vacancy data and More...

The Higher ED Blog: How to Market Your City? Build Relationships – Part Two

Boston World Partnerships (BWP) was a marketing agency set up as a private-public partnership funded by the City of Boston and Proctor and Gamble (the More...

What Does Shared Value Look Like for Sports Franchises?

It has been twelve years since ICIC developed the anchor institution strategic framework with Dr. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School as a way to More...

Full Ranking: Canada’s 100 Best Jobs

Canadian Business Magazine has released its list of Canada’s 100 Best Jobs. The list is based on data from Statistics Canada and includes jobs that had seen More...

Review: Screw Business as Usual

It’s not often we review books here that start off like a tabloid cover story, complete with Kate Winslet heroically rescuing an elderly woman from a More...

The Higher ED Blog: Want to Market Your City? Build Relationships

Bostonians were already worried about their city’s eroding tax base and the looming national recession. Then, in short order, three of the city’s iconic companies- More...