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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...

Working in 2020

What will your job look like in the future? Markedly different, according to the World Economy Forum’s recent report, ‘The Future of Jobs and Skills,’ More...

Geography and life expectancy linked for low-income Americans

Tanvi Misra from the Atlantic City Lab looks at a recent study that shows life expectancy and geography are linked for low-income Americans. Get the full More...

As Uber is debated city by city, company asks provinces to get involved to come up with shared rules

As Uber Technologies Inc.’s future is debated city by city across Canada, the company says it’s time for the provinces to get involved to prevent More...

The Higher ED Blog: Municipal amalgamation was messy, but de-amalgamation is not the answer

For the last couple weeks, news outlets have been reporting that Peel Region may be on its way to a break up. Mississauga wants to More...

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

The Higher ED Blog publishes a quarterly economic development research roundup that shares new research practitioners might find useful. The series usually draws from Economic More...

The Higher ED Blog: A new Walmart is not going to help your local businesses

Walmart is a behemoth: 11,500 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries. One of those countries is Canada; Walmart entered this country more than 20 More...

The Infrastructure Bill: What it means for business (Infographic)

This infographic illustrates problems with the infrastructure in America and how the new bill will affect citizens. America’s infrastructureranking has sunk dramatically in the past few years, from being ranked More...

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

The Higher ED Blog publishes a quarterly economic development research roundup that shares new research practitioners might find useful. The series usually draws from Economic More...

The Higher ED Blog: Expand your analytical toolkit to get the whole economic picture

Economic analysis is one of the core competencies of economic development, and for good reason. If we don’t understand our local economies, how can we More...

Does your main street have touristic appeal?

Small cities, towns, and villages often struggle to attract tourists. Many focus on the downtown core highlighting “historic” aesthetics as a key marketing message. The More...