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About Us

Our Mission

Provide leadership to:

  1. Strengthen Member Capacity
  2. Advance the Profession
  3. Support our Municipalities to foster economic prosperity in Ontario
  4. Support organizational sustainability

Our Key Strategies

  1. Membership Enhancement and Expansion
  2. Elected Official Awareness & Engagement
  3. Enhance Programming for Communities, Members, and Stakeholders
  4. Deliver Inclusive Professional Development

Our Vision

Enhance and develop an economically viable and environmentally responsible Ontario.

Our DEI Statement

At the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO), we believe that diversity is part of what builds and enhances our communities’ vitality and vibrancy. Inclusion is the way we perceive and embrace all differences. EDCO is committed to creating an inclusive and safe space for economic developers through professional development and relevant programming for our members and their communities.

Our History

The Council was organized in 1957 and incorporated in 1962 as the Ontario Industrial Developers Council Inc. In 1991, the Council changed its name to the Economic Developers Council of Ontario to reflect the changing nature of the profession.

The Council holds one annual conference and several professional development events in different communities throughout Ontario. These meetings provide a forum for networking and exchange of ideas. In addition, seminars are held in co-operation with various levels of government and the private sector.

The province of Ontario offers outstanding opportunities in every area of economic development. EDCO assists members to recognize and develop these opportunities.

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