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    Capitalizing on Connections: PELA and Beyond


The PELA Institute is pleased to announce the completion of a research project entitled "Capitalizing on Connections: PELA and Beyond." The reserach was completed over a ten

month period by Allison Blay-Palmer, Associate

Professor at Wilfred Laurier University, and describes

connections within and beyond PELA Counties that

foster innovation and entrepreneurial excellence.

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