The 2020 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

Ray Wanuch, Executive Director, Cando

The Outstanding Young Professional

Ben Young, Town of Taber

The President’s Award 

Chris King, County of Grande Prairie

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

Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)

  • Medium Community: City of Leduc - Lives Here Campaign
  • Small Community: City of Brooks - Brooks Region Collage

Business Retention and Expansion (BRE)

  • Large CommunityPalliser Economic Partnership Foremost Logistics Project
  • Small Community: Brooks Region – NewGrow

    Community Economic Development (CED)

    • Large Community: City of Edmonton – Food Economy
    • Medium Community: County of Lac La Biche - Northeast Collaboration – Take it to the Lake
    • Small CommunityCounty of Flagstaff – Flagstaff Crafted

    The Alex Metcalfe Award Recognizes the "best of the best" community project.

    • County of Flagstaff – Flagstaff Crafted

    The Repsol People's Choice Award - 

    • County of Lac La Biche - Northeast Collaboration – Take it to the Lake

    See the finalists that were considered for the Repsol People's Choice Award

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