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The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (winter 2017)

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: Even the smallest communities can get on the green bandwagon

For a long time, economic development and the environment were at odds: the rise of one meant the decline of the other. In more recent 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: What’s new in economic development research (spring 2016 edition)

The Higher ED Blog publishes a quarterly economic development research roundup that shares new research practitioners might find useful. The series usually draws from Economic More...

The Higher ED Blog: From Cars to Creativity – The Changing Dynamics of the Rural Economy in Essex County, Ontario

The creative economy has become a widespread term in the theory and practice of economic development. When I started to conceptualize my graduate Major Research More...

Hipster to Hickster: The future of art is rural

As the cost of living continues to rise in major urban centers, artists are beginning to look for more affordable spaces to continue to create More...

The Higher ED Blog: Everyone is rushing to love entrepreneurs… and this means what in rural municipalities?

Newsflash: the global economy is changing. This is not particularly new news for anyone. We have all been watching as traditional driving economic sectors restructure More...

Will e-commerce kill the mall?

I’ve never been the type that likes to window shop and wander around shopping malls. I only go if there’s something in particular I need, More...

How to hire in rural America: Get creative

Brandi Temple at Entrepreneur takes a look at some of the unique challenges facing companies in rural areas when it comes to finding workers with the skills More...

Small town economic development more difficult?

I just read this article on a LinkedIn Group. It’s an interesting read about the challenges of small town / Main Street economic development. There More...

Supply management or not?

If you subscribe to Canadian Business magazine, you may have noticed the editorial by Duncan hood on p. 6.  It’s titled “A nation held hostage More...