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The Higher ED Blog: How to Optimize Your Economic Development Website to Attract Investors

You’re aiming to attract Canadian and foreign investors. You know that your economic development services can help them solve their problems—but do they know about 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: 6 Signs That You Need To Rethink Your Social Media Strategy

Intelegia’s Isabelle Poirier will be leading three sessions at our Social Media for Economic Developers seminar, coming up on May 26 and 27. It will be More...

Life Science Industry Spotlighted in Palm Beach County, FL

Palm Beach County is home to 84 life sciences businesses, but more work is needed to build a thriving economic sector in the region, according More...

The Higher ED Blog: Real Economic Development Horror Stories

  We all make mistakes at work. Often, those mistakes are small and relatively inconsequential; other times, they cost millions of dollars or result in More...

What #TheDress can teach you about marketing

As a serial entrepreneur and now chief executive of Toronto-based marketing firm AOK Marketing, I’ve worked in the marketing realm for many years, both to More...

Dragon’s Den’s Arlene Dickinson sharpens her marketing focus on entrepreneurs

Arlene Dickinson has said she has decided to put her money where her mouth is by reforming her marketing firm, Venture Communications, to focus on More...

Bdb Honored with Marketing Award

The Florida Economic Development Council, Inc. (FEDC) presented the BDB with an award in Economic Development Advertising and Marketing Innovation at its 2014 annual conference More...

GTA needs to beef up marketing to lure investment, jobs, says John Tory

GTA needs to beef up marketing to lure investment, jobs, says John Tory

How to (really) get the word out about your startup

Nate Kontny from Fast Company writes about how to get a buzz around new startups.  A lot of people keep telling businesses the same thing – More...

Stand-alone economic development website – good business practice?

Economic development organizations, no matter what their structure, are about attracting investment and facilitating business growth to increase the tax base in their communities. That More...

8 Powerful tips for promoting community events

Event promotion is an art.  Or maybe it is a science. Actually, event promotion is a lot like gardening.  You start with seeds of ideas. More...