EDA 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners

The individuals who were recognized are:

Economic Developer of the Year

 Schaun Goodeve- 
Manager of Planning & Economic Development
Economic Development Officer 
Town of Morinville
The Outstanding Young Professional


 Brian Glavin- 
Manager, Economic Development, Lands & Communications 
City of Grande Prairie
The President's Award (given to two recipients)

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 
Economic Development Department

Leann Hackman-Carty

The winning communities and organizations and the names of their initatives are: 

Business Retention and Expansion (BRE)

  • Small community/region- Rural Alberta Business Centre Cold Lake: Raising the Roof in Rural Alberta
  • Medium community/region- City of Grande Prairie: Downtown Incentives Program
  • Large community/region- City of Edmonton: Development Investment Facilitation & Business Retention Targeting

Business and Investment Attraction (BIA):

  • Small community/region- Town of Whitecourt & Woodlands County: Regional Business Investment Program
  • Medium community/region- City of St. Albert: UAV (Drone) Pilot Project
  • Large community/region- Alberta SouthWest REDA, SouthGrow Regional Initiative, Economic Development Lethbridge & Lethbridge County: Southern Alberta-China Investment & Trade Initiative

Community Economic Development (CED):

  • Small community/region- Town of Bon Accord: Equinox Festival 
  • Medium community/region- Airdrie Economic Development: We Are Airdrie
  • Large community/region- Community Futures: Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp

The Alex Metcalfe Award recognizes the "best of the best" community project in each of the BIA, BRE and CED categories.The Alex Metcalfe Awards went to:

  • Business Retention and Expansion- City of Grande Prairie: Downtown Business Incentives
  • Business and Investment Attraction- Town of Whitecourt & Woodlands County: Regional Business Investment Program
  • Community Economic Development- Community Futures: Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp

See the submissions for Business and Investment Attraction

See the submissions for Business Retention and Expansion

See the submissions for Community Economic Development 

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