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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...

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: What’s new in economic development research (fall 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...

GenY at home: Debt, precarious work, and high housing costs

A new report by Nancy Worth, a geographer at the University of Waterloo, found that about 47% of millennials in the Greater Toronto Area live More...

The Higher ED Blog: Tough Talk from an Industry Veteran on Talent Attraction and Retention

Is it possible not to notice that thousands or tens of thousands of people have moved to your region? Apparently so. Over my 22 years 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: Encouraging Employer-Supported Volunteering in your Community’s Businesses

This article is the third in our Volunteers: The Extra-Economic Developers series, which explores the beneficial ways that economic development and volunteerism can intersect. This More...

Job Loss and Residential Mobility

“The recent economic downturn [2008-2009] magnified a routine occurrence in the Canadian labour market: job loss resulting from an employer downsizing, moving, or going out 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...