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Site Selectors Enthusiastic About Palm Beach County

A panel of four site selectors gave a positive endorsement of Palm Beach County as a place to do business during the Business Development Board’s More...

The Higher ED Blog: How your local library can support economic development

At last month’s Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Conference, I had the pleasure of arranging and attending a field trip to the Toronto Public More...

Palm Beach County Country’s Cheapest Place to Run Medical Device Plant, Study Finds

Palm Beach County is the cheapest place in the developed world to run a medical device plant, according to a study by The Boyd Co., More...

Home Depot to Hire 450 for 10 Stores in Palm Beach County Area

The Home Depot plans to hire 450 people to fill seasonal and part-time positions in the Palm Beach County area as part of a national More...

Digital Nomads: Coming to a Community Near You

Digital Nomad. The first time I heard the term was two years ago when a sibling announced they were going to become one.  What exactly More...

Business Development A Never-Ending Job

The city of Boca Raton woke up to the news that a third company, headquartered here, is in merger talks that could impact the venue More...

The Higher ED Blog: Immigrant attraction to small and rural centres

Most people have heard by now that Canada will be receiving 25,000 Syrian refugees over the coming months. About half are privately sponsored and will More...

Is your drive to work taking a toll on your health and well-being?

Hypertension, waist circumference, and body mass index, all are negatively associated with longer work commute times. So is reduced physical activity, which is a “risk More...

No tipping allowed: Restaurant pays a living wage

A new restaurant opened recently in the small, rural town of Owen Sound (population 22,000) which is located in southwestern Ontario, Canada, and no tipping More...

Richard Florida’s Creative Class: Why creativity is the new economy and what it means for YOUR community

Richard Florida’s idea of the “creative class” as the foundation for the “new economy” represents his raison d’être for the next economic age of development. More...

How non-techies can find the right tech talent

Recruitment is a tough industry to be involved with – being able to find the right person for the job takes a lot of perseverance More...

As goes the province, so goes the local community

I live and work in an area of Ontario which is perceived to be struggling economically. Major manufacturing left the area many years ago. The More...