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  • 07 Dec 2016 10:47 AM | EDCO Administrator (Administrator)

    The 60th Annual EDCO Conference and Showcase — Ontario's Economy…Driven by Innovation — takes place at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, February 7-9, 2017.

    Advancing your Career at EDCO!

    The EDCO Conference features in-depth education sessions to not only be relevant to your day-to-day job but also to benefit your career. Attend the conference and receive 2 points towards earning your Ec.D. Designation. EDCO 2017 is also recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards Level III recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

    Register today and take advantage of the early-bird rates for EDCO members until January 20, 2017! Be sure to use the email address associated with your membership to access member-only discounts! If you are a member of EDCO and the member rates are not visible to you, please email your contact information to Brittany Bruce at grow@edco.on.ca so she can add you to our membership database.

    Book your room today online or directly using the Marriott toll free line at 1-800-228 9290 and referencing EDCO to receive our group rate.  The EDCO conference special room rates will be available until Sunday, January 15, 2017, based on availability.

    60th Anniversary photo contest

    Help us celebrate the 60th Anniversary by submitting your photo or video memories to our photo contest! For all the details, click here.

    The world of economic development is continually evolving. Those who lack the connections, knowledge and tools to adapt, shift focus, and redesign strategies will most certainly be at a competitive disadvantage. From arrival to departure you'll be immersed in breakthrough dialogue and transformative ideas with innovative leaders and fellow learners that will help your community thrive.

    Get ready to Connect, Learn, and Be Inspired! EDCO's focus is to help YOU build your Career, Connections and Community.

    Find out more...

    For information on partnership opportunities, please visit the EDCO Conference website at http://www.edcoconference.com or contact Marie-Claude Bureau, by email / (819) 230-5565.

    To discuss your registration, please contact Brittany Bruce by email at  grow@edco.on.ca / (514) 377-4462.

  • 05 Dec 2016 11:21 AM | EDCO Administrator (Administrator)

    Central Almaguin Economic Development is looking for samples of confidentiality agreements for economic development committee members. 

    Please forward relevant examples to John Santarossa at itsbetter@centralalmaguin.net 

  • 02 Dec 2016 10:39 AM | EDCO Administrator (Administrator)

    Festivals and Events in Ontario Guide

    REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 IS THE DEADLINE
    TO SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE - DETAILS BELOW

     

    EXCITING NEWS FOR 2017/2018 FESTIVAL AND EVENT SUBMISSION!
     

    Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) will be producing the 2017/2018 edition of the Festivals & Events in Ontario Guide in partnership with the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC).

    This digest-sized publication will have a 12-month shelf-life and will list festivals and events taking place from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Distribution of 250,000 copies, with an estimated readership of more than 500,000, is scheduled to begin early March 2017 and will be available for download in a web edition on the www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca and www.ontariotravel.net websites. The printed guides will be available through a broad distribution network, including the Festivals & Events Ontario website and office, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation website, information centres, call centres, associated tourism related channels throughout the province and US distribution along border-states.

     

    SUBMITTING YOUR EVENT / SELECTION CRITERIA
    Get noticed by thousands of festival and event goers. Visit the OTMPC partner website at www.tourismpartners.com and submit or update your event listing(s) by Friday, December 9, 2016. Approved listings will be featured on ontariotravel.net.


    Simple two-step process:
    1.     Log-in to your account on www.tourismpartners.com
    2.     Select Manage Events and follow the steps to update or add events for your organization

    NOTE: you will need to submit an image (min. 1920x800 pixels, JPEG format, max 4MB, landscape orientation; no collages, logos or text) that reflects the visitor experience.

    If you do not have an account, please REGISTER first on www.tourismpartners.com. Once you have been approved, you can log-in and submit your events. If you have any questions or need assistance, email info@tourismpartners.com.

    Please review the guidelines and criteria for Submission of Events on the website.


    MOBILE
    Your event listing will be automatically added to our Discover Ontario mobile app. Centered around our festivals and events, the app makes it possible for the on-the-ground traveler to discover nearby festivals and events, and to share with friends via Facebook and Twitter.


    PLUS

    Please ensure that your event(s) are also submitted to the FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ONTARIO self-managed database/website at www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca by the December 9, 2016 DEADLINE. This is ESSENTIAL as the statistical information you are requested to provide is considered in the selection process. Events MUST be submitted to BOTH the www.tourismpartners.com website and the www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca website.
     

    To access your FESTIVALS & EVENTS ONTARIO profile, go to www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca and select the ‘Profile Login’ button at the top right corner of the home page. If you do not have an account, select ‘New Profile Registration’ to create a new one. Enter your email address and password.
     
    Image Requirements: horizontal orientation, size from 210x140 to 350x 250 pixels, JPEG format. By submitting your image to us, you are giving us permission to use it.

    Please Note: Due to the large volume of events submitted each year and space limitations, not all DETAILED event submissions will be printed in the Festivals and Events in Ontario Guide. An objective, industry-experienced selection committee will determine which submissions are to be provided with detailed listing information.


    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 9, 2016

  • 30 Nov 2016 3:22 PM | EDCO Administrator (Administrator)

    The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs is excited to offer for the 5th year, one-on-one consultation meetings at the 2017 EDCO Conference at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre. 

    Due to previous year's successful private consultations, the ministry staff will again offer one-on-one confidential meetings between ministry and communities and economic development professionals to discuss investment opportunities in Ontario's food and beverage industry. 

    Read the full invitation

  • 30 Nov 2016 11:43 AM | EDCO Administrator (Administrator)

    In this month's EDCO Exchange:

    • Innovation Article Roundup
    • Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Announces New Strategic Framework for Tourism in Ontario
    • CME - SMART Green Program Information Sessions 
    • New Reports in the EDCO Resource Library
    • Upcoming Events
    • Employment Opportunities
     
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  • 28 Nov 2016 10:55 AM | EDCO Administrator (Administrator)

    In this week's bulletin:

    • EDCO Welcomes its 900th Member!
    • Deadline to vote for the EDCO Board of Directors Approaching!
    • RFQ: Lead Generation Services - EDCO
    • Research Opportunity: Labour Market Consideration for Toronto's Food & Beverage Processing Sector 
    • Submit your EDCO photos today! 
    • Ontario Chamber of Commerce's Business Confidence Survey
    Click here to read the full bulletin. Subscribe to our mailing list for economic development news and information delivered directly to your inbox! 
  • 24 Nov 2016 4:57 PM | EDCO Administrator (Administrator)

    Festivals and Events in Ontario Guide

    REMINDER: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 IS THE DEADLINE
    TO SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE - DETAILS BELOW

     

    EXCITING NEWS FOR 2017/2018 FESTIVAL AND EVENT SUBMISSION!
     

    Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) will be producing the 2017/2018 edition of the Festivals & Events in Ontario Guide in partnership with the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC).

    This digest-sized publication will have a 12-month shelf-life and will list festivals and events taking place from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Distribution of 250,000 copies, with an estimated readership of more than 500,000, is scheduled to begin early March 2017 and will be available for download in a web edition on the www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca and www.ontariotravel.net websites. The printed guides will be available through a broad distribution network, including the Festivals & Events Ontario website and office, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation website, information centres, call centres, associated tourism related channels throughout the province and US distribution along border-states.

     

    SUBMITTING YOUR EVENT / SELECTION CRITERIA
    Get noticed by thousands of festival and event goers. Visit the OTMPC partner website at www.tourismpartners.com and submit or update your event listing(s) by Friday, December 2, 2016. Approved listings will be featured on ontariotravel.net.


    Simple two-step process:
    1.     Log-in to your account on www.tourismpartners.com
    2.     Select Manage Events and follow the steps to update or add events for your organization

    NOTE: you will need to submit an image (min. 1920x800 pixels, JPEG format, max 4MB, landscape orientation; no collages, logos or text) that reflects the visitor experience.

    If you do not have an account, please REGISTER first on www.tourismpartners.com. Once you have been approved, you can log-in and submit your events. If you have any questions or need assistance, email info@tourismpartners.com.

    Please review the guidelines and criteria for Submission of Events on the website.


    MOBILE
    Your event listing will be automatically added to our Discover Ontario mobile app. Centered around our festivals and events, the app makes it possible for the on-the-ground traveler to discover nearby festivals and events, and to share with friends via Facebook and Twitter.


    PLUS

    Please ensure that your event(s) are also submitted to the FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ONTARIO self-managed database/website at www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca by the December 2, 2016 DEADLINE. This is ESSENTIAL as the statistical information you are requested to provide is considered in the selection process. Events MUST be submitted to BOTH the www.tourismpartners.com website and the www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca website.
     

    To access your FESTIVALS & EVENTS ONTARIO profile, go to www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca and select the ‘Profile Login’ button at the top right corner of the home page. If you do not have an account, select ‘New Profile Registration’ to create a new one. Enter your email address and password.
     
    Image Requirements: horizontal orientation, size from 210x140 to 350x 250 pixels, JPEG format. By submitting your image to us, you are giving us permission to use it.

    Please Note: Due to the large volume of events submitted each year and space limitations, not all DETAILED event submissions will be printed in the Festivals and Events in Ontario Guide. An objective, industry-experienced selection committee will determine which submissions are to be provided with detailed listing information.


    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 2, 2016

  • 24 Nov 2016 1:22 PM | EDCO Administrator (Administrator)

    A new report by CBRE finds that Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa rank in the top three respectively among Canada's tech-talent markets for strong labour pools and job growth. Montreal grabs the number four spot, while Calgary surprised to round out the top five. Four out of the 10 cities surveyed are within Ontario. You can read the full ranking below. 

    1. Toronto, ON
    2. Vancouver, BC
    3. Ottawa, ON
    4. Montreal, QC
    5. Calgary, AB
    6. Halifax, NS
    7. Edmonton, AB
    8. Waterloo, ON
    9. Winnipeg, MB
    10. London, ON
    Interestingly though, despite starting from a smaller base, explaining their low overall rankings, the highest percentage of tech job growth can be found among Canada's smaller and less expensive markets. This suggests firms are spreading out from the major tech centres (Toronto, Vancouver & Montreal) into smaller and cheaper markets. 

    Click to read the full report, CBRE's 2016 Scoring Canadian Tech Talent
    Click to read the Tech Talent Press Release
  • 23 Nov 2016 5:29 PM | EDCO Administrator (Administrator)

    Last week, EDCO reached the 900 member mark!

    We would like to congratulate Kara Van Myall, Manager of Corporate Policy and Economic Development at Bruce County for joining EDCO. 


    We are excited to have reached this milestone and look forward to serving each and every one of our 900 members for years to come!

    Help us reach 1000 members by the EDCO Conference! If you have any staff you would like to add to your membership (for free!), contact us today! 

    Join EDCO today!

  • 21 Nov 2016 1:07 PM | EDCO Administrator (Administrator)


    If you would like to attend the President's Dinner and Awards Ceremony ONLY, please click here

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