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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...

The Higher ED Blog: Is the knowledge economy in peripheral regions a low hanging fruit or a lost cause?

Economic developers in peripheral regions face some tough questions: How do I attract talent and investment away from core regions? How do I capitalize on More...

The Higher ED Blog: Three ways to step up your youth engagement game

Youth. What a lame noun to describe a person (or group of people) under a certain age. Then again, Thesaurus.com lists youngster, fledgling, and teenybopper More...

The Higher ED Blog: Breaking the ice in Municipal-Aboriginal relations

Canada’s Aboriginal peoples have fought for and won the right to be involved in the use and development of their traditional lands, which is formally More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (summer 2016 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 More...

The Higher ED Blog: Back to basics on public engagement

We know that engaging the public in economic development activities and initiatives is important, but let’s be frank: it’s difficult and takes skill to do More...

The Higher ED Blog: Agriculture offers more than just food to rural communities

I was driving to one of the farms I was studying for my major research paper (for the University of Waterloo’s Local Economic Development master’s More...

The Higher ED Blog: 5 game changers to help economic developers better promote their community

Whether you’re attracting investors or keeping existing industry engaged, communicating your assets and success is pivotal to economic development. But marketing is getting more challenging. More...

The Higher ED Blog: End the dread and quick start your Year 1, 2, or 3 paper now

Why is writing so hard? For most economic developers, there’s no time to sit down and do it. But the challenge isn’t just time, is 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...