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REF NO.: 115

SUBJECT: Harris Centre road show hits Labrador West

DATE: Feb. 8,2012

            Memorial University’s Harris Centre is on the road.
            Since January last year, the centre has been travelling to communities all over Newfoundland and Labrador, sharing locally-relevant research projects conducted by Memorial and co-ordinated by the centre, including a project highlighting the potential for neighbouring communities to work together on regionally-beneficial projects.
            The next, and final, stop along the way will be a presentation to the Hyron Regional Economic Development Corporation at their annual general meeting, Thursday, Feb.16.
            “These sessions are an opportunity to share cutting-edge research on regional development,” said Dr. Rob Greenwood, executive director of the Harris Centre and the Office of Engagement. “This work provides key insights on how municipalities in the province are actually functioning as highly-integrated regional economies, and how our governance tools are adapting to keep up.
            “It also highlights how rural areas stack up in the knowledge-based economy, and what they can do to make the most of opportunities,” he explained.

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