The 2019 EDA Awards of Excellence honour Alberta individuals for their contribution to the profession; as well as Alberta communities for excellence in: Business and Investment Attraction (BIA); Business Retention and Expansion (BRE); and Community Economic Development (CED).

The winners of the individual awards:

The Economic Developer of the Year

Trevor Lewington, CEO at Economic Development Lethbridge

The Outstanding Young Professional

Sean McRitchie, Manager of Industrial Development at Strathcona County

The President’s Award 

Bev Thornton, Executive Director at Alberta SouthWest Regional Economic Development 

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

Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)

Large Community: Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP) - Municipal Investment Attraction Readiness Training, Assessment & Coaching 

Medium Community: City of Fort Saskatchewan - InvestFortSask.ca - Investment Website

Small Community: Town of Whitecourt - Downtown Business Incubator

Business Retention and Expansion (BRE)

Small Community: Town of Drumheller- Tourism Industry Business Retention and Expansion Pilot Drumheller 

Community Economic Development (CED)

Large Community: City of Edmonton - One on One Small Business Support Program

Medium Community: City of Airdrie - Airdrie’s Economic Strategy

Small Community: Sturgeon County Sturgeon County Bounty

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 and Investment Attraction: Town of Whitecourt - Downtown Business Incubator

Business Retention and Expansion: Town of Drumheller- Tourism Industry Business Retention and Expansion Pilot Drumheller

Community Economic Development: Sturgeon County - Sturgeon County Bounty 


Click on the Programme to see all the nominees.                Click here to see all the conference photos including the awards ceremony. 




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