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First in Massachusetts, Urban Agriculture Ordinance

Somerville, MA — The following is a press release from the City of Somerville: Somerville is now the first city in Massachusetts to pass an More...

The Value Of Investing In Canadian Downtowns

The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) was engaged by the International Downtown Association – Canadian Issues Task Force to carry out one of the most significant reviews of Canadian downtowns to More...

Equal wages, better economy

In which countries do men and women earn a similar amount—and what does that mean for those economies? Fortune investigates.

Canada among the top in the world for tax competitiveness

Canada is the second most tax competitive country among 14 major global economies, after India, and took the top spot among mature markets, according to KPMG’s More...

A homecoming for US manufacturing?

Why a resurgence in US manufacturing may be the next big bet. The manufacturing sector in the US is rebounding. Is this a cyclical recovery More...

Is Canada headed for demographic disaster?

Canadian demographer and author David Foot took the Global Business Forum annual gathering on a worldwide trek and forecast the success of nations through his More...

Good ideas for cities: Growing a local food system for St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri, is surrounded by some of the country’s richest farmland. That’s why it’s all the more frustrating that local residents eat produce grown More...

What’s keeping U.S. children out of the middle class?

What does it mean to be “middle class,” and what does it take to get there? A new study from Brookings tries valiantly to answer both questions.

Countries embrace, legislate entrepreneurism

While many are discussing, studying, analyzing and debating, others have put a stake in the ground and declared that teaching entrepreneurship as a viable career More...

The case for campus entrepreneurship support

It’s no surprise that global leaders are increasingly looking at entrepreneurship as a way to grow jobs and stimulate economies. The fact is, approximately 68% More...