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The Higher ED Blog: Best of 2017

As the newly appointed editor of Higher ED, I took a look back to the Best of 2016 post to get an idea for ‘best of’ expectations. Our marvelous More...

The Higher ED Blog: How Niagara dug into the brave new world of marijuana horticulture

The legalization of marijuana presents an excellent opportunity for economic development practitioners given the increase in new business, investment, and job creation activity in Canada More...

Top Five Reasons Palm Beach County is an Innovative Hub for the Life Sciences

Palm Beach County’s life sciences industry is not only fast-growing, but extremely collaborative.  Here’s the top five reasons Palm Beach County is an innovative hub More...

Top Five Reasons Palm Beach County is the Perfect Place for Marine Industries

Palm Beach County’s abundant marine resources and its strategic location make it a top location for the marine industry. Here are the top five reasons More...

Five Reasons Entrepreneurship Fuels Economic Growth in Palm Beach County

1. It creates high wage jobs. When new companies grow, they need to hire more employees. This is where economic development and entrepreneurship intersect. For More...

The Higher ED Blog: There’s more than one ‘I’ in innovation

Yes, we know how to spell it. We even know how to put it in a sentence (Sample sentence: Innovation is a crucial element of More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (summer 2017 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 Quarterly, Regional Studies, the Journal More...

Robots won’t be stealing our jobs, yet

  For years we have been doing everything within our power to advance technology, with the hope of making human lives easier– but have we More...

The Higher ED Blog: Hitting the Road with Community Futures Oxford

Last Monday, University of Waterloo students in the Masters of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI) program, accompanied by Professors Heather Hall and Tara Vinodrai, were More...

Virtual Reality in the Workplace

What kinds of jobs does virtual reality introduce? Virtual reality was once an idea associated with the far future; it is now a technology that is More...

How to prepare for robots entering the workforce

Imagine with me for a moment. You are a taxi cab driver who earns minimum wage, trying to pay off car and mortgage payments, while More...

How Fab Labs are changing consumer culture

What are Fab Labs? Fabrication labs, also known as fab labs, utilize flexible technology and equipment to make the design, creation, and distribution process of More...