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The Higher ED Blog: Come study in Canada (and enjoy progressive policies)

Normally, Higher ED is a platform for sharing economic development knowledge but today, we present an open invitation to progressive Americans (and others) to come More...

The Higher ED Blog: Charting your career path in economic development

Earlier this month, Aileen Murray spoke at the Economic Development Program’s Year 3 course on a variety of topics related to the economic development profession. More...

The Higher ED Blog – Aging in (a New) Place: Retirement Migration in Canada

  It’s no secret. Canada’s population is rapidly aging. Beginning in 2011, the first age-cohort of Canada’s baby boomer generation reached the traditional retirement age More...

The Higher ED Blog: Real Economic Development Horror Stories 2016

Happy Halloween! How appropriate is it that the scariest day of the year should land on the most dreaded day of the week? And how More...

The Higher ED Blog: Embracing your downtown’s “Second-Tier Cool” status

If we are being honest, when we think of “cool” or “trendy” places to live, the downtowns of mid-size cities rarely spring to mind. We More...

The Higher ED Blog: You need to know about this master’s program (even if you’re done with school)

Way back in 1980s, the Economic Developers Association of Canada and the University of Waterloo joined forces to create something this country’s economic developers wanted More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (fall 2016 ed.)

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 More...

The Higher ED Blog: Economic development ideas and wisdom from Tweeps

Governments have approached social media with trepidation. While most appreciate the concept of social media and have set up at least one account, they have More...

The Higher ED Blog: Even the smallest communities can get on the green bandwagon

For a long time, economic development and the environment were at odds: the rise of one meant the decline of the other. In more recent More...

The Higher ED Blog: Why economic developers need to help farmers protect water supplies

Water: a compound so essential to humans that we can barely live a week without it. If water is so essential to life, then it More...

The Higher ED Blog: Five ways to improve your performance measurement

Jamie Vann Struth will be leading two sessions at our Performance Measurement in Economic Development seminar, coming up on September 19-20 in Halifax, NS. A More...

The Higher ED Blog: Advice for starting a rural transit service

Elon Musk, the infamous founder of Tesla, recently released a Master Plan detailing his vision for the future of transportation. His goals include overhauling public More...