As Edmonton’s economic development agency, EEDC continued to make an impact for our city in 2018. Despite a recession that began in 2016 and a Canadian economy that had not fully recovered, our organization drove over $200 million in economic impact collectively through our six divisions.
2018 was also a year of significant change and transition for EEDC. I was appointed CEO in August, Edmonton Global entered the landscape as a new regional economic development partner, Innovate Edmonton kicked off EEDC’s foray into broad community consultation, we welcomed more than 800 employees with the Edmonton EXPO Centre and we went through a massive rebrand at the Edmonton Convention Centre.
In 2019, our organization is well-positioned to execute on our refocused mandate of recommending economic development policy and strategy for the City of Edmonton, executing strategy as assigned by the Shareholder and conducting a broad range of economic development initiatives in collaboration with the City of Edmonton and other partners. We look forward to engaging the community in a robust discussion to identify strategies and outcomes that can make an impact for our city.
Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is a unique model in Canada.
We are a multi-divisional, multi-location, arms-length agency of the City of Edmonton, aligned through unified purpose, vision and values. At EEDC, we know that economic development is a team sport, and our six divisions work in unison on initiatives that generate economic impact and build the brand and reputation of our city.