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About Us

Our Mission

EDCO will provide leadership to enhance the professional development of its members; advance economic development as a profession and support our municipalities in fostering economic prosperity in the province of Ontario.

Our Key Strategies

EDCO will pursue stronger communications with members, partners and stakeholders with priority given to the EDCO website.

EDCO will be known as a leading professional economic development organization with a strong, relevant voice for economic development. 

Support the role and function of the Economic Development Officer through enhanced training and education and a strengthening of their position within local government.

Our Vision

Enhance and develop an economically viable and environmentally responsible Ontario.

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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