EDA 2021 Awards of Excellence Winners 


The 2021 Annual 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 winning communities and organizations and the names of their initiatives are: 


Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)

  • Large Community: Calgary Economic Development - Economic Development Through Film and Television 
  • Medium Community: Strathcona County - Heartland Incentive 
  • Small Community: Town of Vermilion - Development Incentive Program 

    Business Retention and Expansion (BRE)

    • Large Community: Economic Development Lethbridge - Supply Chain & Logistics 
    • Medium Community: Community Futures - Shop YXH 
    • Small Community: Town of Vermilion - #Vermilion Online Festival 

    Community Economic Development (CED)

    • Large Community: Calgary Economic Development - Edge Up
    • Medium Community: Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism - Introducing Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo
    • Small Community: Town of Vermilion - V-Net Broadband Project 

      The Alex Metcalfe Award 

      Recognizes the "best of the best" community project

      Calgary Economic Development - Economic Development Through Film and Television


        The CAPP People's Choice Award 

        Voted by delegates during EDA Xperience 2021 

        Calgary Economic Development - Economic Development Through Film and Television 



        The Individuals Recognized are:


        The Economic Developer of the Year

        Mary Lee Prior 

        Economic Development Officer - Town of Vermilion 




        The Outstanding Young Professional 

        Marie Everts 

        Marketing, Events & Economic Development Officer - Town of Pincher Creek

         



        The President's Award

        Pat Nicol

        Economic Development Officer - City of St. Albert



        See the list of finalists for the community awards






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