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The Higher ED Blog: Real Economic Development Horror Stories 2016

Happy Halloween! How appropriate is it that the scariest day of the year should land on the most dreaded day of the week? And how More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (summer 2016 edition)

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: Agriculture offers more than just food to rural communities

I was driving to one of the farms I was studying for my major research paper (for the University of Waterloo’s Local Economic Development master’s More...

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: 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...

Does your main street have touristic appeal?

Small cities, towns, and villages often struggle to attract tourists. Many focus on the downtown core highlighting “historic” aesthetics as a key marketing message. The 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...

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...

The Higher ED Blog: Making the most of your airfare to Whitehorse for the 2015 EDAC Conference

We’re now half way through the high summer season, which is as good a time as any to strategically plan your trip to this September’s More...

How culture and art influence economic development

It’s well know that culture and arts have been used to stimulate the economy. There are numerous creative industries and cultural industries that bring money More...

What will drive the new Vegas economy?

Last year, Las Vegas was visited by more than 41 million tourists from all over the world. In a city especially designed for consumption, expense, More...

Are you a ‘simplicity searcher’ or a ‘social capital seeker’? New study reveals how and why we will travel by 2030

Report commissioned by Amadeus and written by global consumer trends consultancy The Future Foundation defines the six ‘traveler tribes’ or segments that will emerge by More...