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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...

The Higher ED Blog: One community’s failed attempt to engage youth, and how it rallied

It is well known among economic developers that youth are important to a community. Like other migratory creatures, a strong presence indicates an ecosystem in More...

The Higher ED Blog: Elliot Lake’s other economic development success story

For 40 years, Elliot Lake was famous for one thing: uranium mining. After the discovery of a massive deposit of uranium ore in the early More...

The Higher ED Blog: Who are commercial counterurbanites, and what brought them to your community?

Every year, many people move from rural areas to cities, a process called urbanization. This is the common direction of migration, but there are always More...

The Higher ED Blog: Immigrant attraction to small and rural centres

Most people have heard by now that Canada will be receiving 25,000 Syrian refugees over the coming months. About half are privately sponsored and will More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (summer 2015 edition)

The title of this blog might sound very familiar, which makes perfect sense because Higher ED published a blog with basically the same title back More...