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The Higher ED Blog: Economic development in the Age of Uncertainty

Brexit. #StopCETA. Trump Terminating NAFTA. A quick look at the past year’s headlines reveals the high levels of angst and uncertainty swirling around Canada’s position More...

The Higher ED Blog: How to Thrive as a Shrinking City

Depopulation, de-industrialization, and decline are words an economic developer never wants to see describe their community.  When they do, questions are always asked, fingers pointed, More...

The Higher ED Blog: 4 Ways Economic Developers Are the Key to Solving Global Issues

Climate change. Gender equality. Food security. War. Labour unrest. Healthcare access. It seems like the world is only getting worse. When you turn on the More...

The Higher ED Blog: Why our obsession with impact in international development delivers the worst results

It is the eternal question: Is money earmarked to eradicate poverty making a difference?  Two decades ago the public, disillusioned over a lack of tangible More...

International Economic Development Council’s Leadership Summit Selected Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, FL – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County was instrumental in attracting the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) annual Leadership More...

‘New Ways of Working’ report

We’ve reached a point now where nothing is stagnant; everything is in constant movement and change. The same applies to the way we work, where More...

The FP survey: Africa rising?

Africa has recently experienced a “rise” that has been widely documented.  The GDP growth has been well above that of advanced economies that were knocked More...

Women entrepreneurs becoming force in the developing world

Over the next decade, it is estimated that the billion women, mostly from emerging markets, will join the global economy as employees, employers, and entrepreneurs. More...

A new law of petropolitics

Higher oil prices don’t always mean lower levels of democracy and inequality, argues Josh Keating in response to Friedman’s 2006 article. Continue to link.

Can you fight poverty with a five-star hotel?

The story of how the World Bank’s investment arm hands out billions in loans to wealthy tycoons and giant multinationals in some of the world’s More...