EDCO's 2018 Awards of Excellence are open for submissions!

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The EDCO Awards of Excellence is a well-established program available to communities to have their economic development initiatives judged by industry leaders against their peers in communities of similar size. All entrants receive judges feedback on their entries. Past award winners have found the recognition very useful within their own communities.

Award winners are viewed as leaders in economic development and often asked to speak to their efforts and accomplishments at future EDCO events, including the annual conference. Award winners in each category are eligible to receive the Lieutenant-Governors' Best of Show Award for outstanding effort in economic development and are recognized at the Annual President's Dinner which concludes the annual EDCO Conference. EDCO members and non-members alike are encouraged to submit projects for award recognition. The following types of initiatives qualify for submission:

  • Promotional
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Planning and Building Initiatives
  • Individual Leadership

All award submissions are highlighted on the EDCO website and shared with over 1,000 EDCO members. Award categories are divided by population size to allow for same sized communities to compete.

Winners will be announced at the 62nd Annual EDCO President's Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. Tickets will be available soon and can be purchased here.