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Awards of Excellence

The EDCO Awards of Excellence is an annual program coordinated through the EDCO Awards Committee and aims to seek distinctive ideas and initiatives that can become economic development best practices of the future.


2020 Awards Winners

  1. Workforce Development & Resident Attraction Award  RuralFeeding Your Future: Connecting Ontario's Agri-Food Workforce submitted by Ontario Federation of Agriculture
  2. Workforce Development & Resident Attraction Award  UrbanA Place to Call Home submitted by Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board
  3. Investment Attraction Award  RuralDMZ Innisfil submitted by Town of Innisfil
  4. Investment Attraction Award  Urban: Vaughan Rising Podcast - Season 1 submitted by City of Vaughan
  5. Planning & Strategic Development Award  UrbanDowntown Mitigation Strategy submitted by The Corporation of the Town of Oakville
  6. Innovation in Community Resiliency Award  RuralRailway City Recovery Plan submitted by St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation
  7. Innovation in Community Resiliency Award  Urban: ShopHERE submitted by  City of Toronto & Digital Main Street
  8. Building Initiatives Award  Urban: Dunlop Streetscape Project submitted by City of Barrie
  9. Community Economic Development Award  Rural:  Smiths Falls' PICNIC Business Support Program 2020 submitted by the Town of Smiths Falls
  10. Community Economic Development Award  Rural:  Smith Falls & District Chamber of Commerce Shop Local Campaign submitted by the Town of Smiths Falls
  11. Community Economic Development Award  Urban: Spend it Here submitted by City of Hamilton
  12. Tourist Attraction & Tourism Product Development Award  Rural: Middlesex County 2020 Culinary Guide submitted by Middlesex County
  13. Tourist Attraction & Tourism Product Development Award  Urban: Take a Drive, Meet Us Here (safely) in Bay of Quinte submitted by Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board
  14. Community Influencer of the Year Award: Mayor David Bailey
  15. Young Influencer of the Year Award: Darryl Julott
  16. Rural Excellence Award: Downtown Seaforth's Back Alley Initiative Looking Out My Back Door submitted by Municipality of Huron East
  17. Lieutenant Governors Award: Smiths Falls' PICNIC Business Support Program 2020 submitted by the Town of Smiths Falls
  18. Bright Ideas Competition Awards: Performance Measurement submitted by Alia Abbas, Amanda St. John & Brandon Webb
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