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The Higher ED Blog: Community Futures Program built on passionate volunteers

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

The Higher ED Blog: Newcomers are helping rural communities more than you think

Canada, as we know it today, was built on natural resources. From the early days of fish and beavers to today’s oil and gems, natural More...

The Higher ED Blog: Barriers faced by immigrant women entrepreneurs

Longer life expectancies and decreasing birth rates have left Canada’s workforce in a precarious place. Immigration is often touted as the solution, but that solution 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...

Is there a budding entrepreneur in your family? There’s now a summer camp for that

Most summer camps involve canoeing and hanging out in the wilderness, not prototyping a new mobile app. Then again, Future Design School (fdschool.co) isn’t your More...

Startup Shutdown: How Silicon Valley is killing entrepreneurship in the U.S.

Silicon Valley in so many ways is the incendiary of the U.S. economy, keeping it cooking with vitality and innovation. It also may be sucking More...

Why Gen Y is eschewing traditional career paths for lifestyle entrepreneurship

I have spent the past decade mentoring Generation Y, fresh out of post-secondary educations, embarking on career paths. And their abilities and positive attitudes, as More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research

The goal of the Higher ED Blog is to put cutting-edge economic development research into the hands of practitioners. We typically do that by giving More...

Where’s America’s entrepreneurial economy?

You have to find it. Seriously though, while we see entrepreneurs making it big these days, we also hear about two times as many entrepreneurs More...

The secret million that Y-Combinator invests in all its startups

While it is widely known that Y-Combinator will invest $150,000 in seed money to help startups build prototypes and gain investors, what isn’t known is More...

Greater national competitiveness doesn’t lead to more entrepreneurship

While it is commonly assumed that nations with high levels of internal competitiveness will foster more entrepreneurship, recent reports from the World Economic Forum and More...