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The Higher ED Blog: How would your community like $500,000,000?

If you haven’t yet considered backpacker tourism as a potential tool for economic development, maybe it’s time. The province of Victoria, Australia published in their More...

The Higher ED Blog: How to Market Your City? Build Relationships – Part Two

Boston World Partnerships (BWP) was a marketing agency set up as a private-public partnership funded by the City of Boston and Proctor and Gamble (the More...

The Higher ED Blog: Want to Market Your City? Build Relationships

Bostonians were already worried about their city’s eroding tax base and the looming national recession. Then, in short order, three of the city’s iconic companies- More...

The Higher ED blog: The next “Silicon Valley” of green tech

  Silicon Valley, California is envied for its entrepreneurial culture, concentration of highly skilled labour, and wildly successful and innovative companies that often produce equally More...

The Higher ED Blog: How do universities create economic impact?

If you live or work in a mid-sized city in Canada, chances are that it has a university. When cities and regions look to promote, More...

The Higher ED Blog: What does regionalism mean for innovation in rural communities?

In October 2013, The Economist released a special report, “The Gated Globe”. It got me thinking about my recently completed major research paper (MRP), “Rural More...

Presenting “Higher ED: Ivory Tower Insights for Economic Development Professionals”, a blog series from the University of Waterloo

Did you know the University of Waterloo has a Local Economic Development master’s program? Maybe not. Even though it is the only graduate program dedicated More...