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The Higher ED Blog: Come study in Canada (and enjoy progressive policies)

Normally, Higher ED is a platform for sharing economic development knowledge but today, we present an open invitation to progressive Americans (and others) to come More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (fall 2016 ed.)

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...

Canada should adopt an emissions tax to fund green energy research: CD Howe Institute

CALGARY – To avoid wasting clean-technology research and development funding, the Canadian government should adopt a carbon price and encourage other countries to follow suit, More...

How regulation will smother the sharing economy

U.S. president Ronald Reagan famously summed up the logic of government thusly: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if More...

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...

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...

Canadian income study: rich stay rich, poor stay poor

Daniel Tencer from Huff Post looks at a new study that shows it’s getting harder for Canadians to move up the income ladder. Read full 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...

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...