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    • 19 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • 20
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    EDCO Regional Economic Development Professional Development Event

    Earn 3 Economic Development Certification Points for Attending!

    EDCO Regional Event Northern Region - North Bay

    Wednesday June 19 - 20th, 2024



    Wednesday, June 19, 2024 

    2:30 - 4:30 pm - OMAFRA Training Pre-Conference Workshop - Register Now!

    Building Stronger Communities with Data 

    Join the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Northern Development for Analyst Economic Analysis training. Develop your expertise in locating municipal and regional economic data to drive positive results! In this workshop you will use Analyst software to identify your region’s top and emerging industries and in-demand occupations. 

    Register to attend this workshop using the link above. 


    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm - Chief Commanda II Boat Cruise – Welcoming Reception

    All aboard the Chief Commanda II for a sunset dinner cruise on the beautiful waters of Lake Nipissing. Indulge in breathtaking views, and an evening of networking.


    Thursday, June 20, 2024 

    8:30 am – 9:00 am - Registration & Networking

    Start your day at The Grande Event Centre downtown North Bay with light refreshments and networking.

    9:00 am – 9:30 am- Welcome Remarks

    Join Mayor Peter Chirico for a community welcome and insights into our local film industry.  A warm welcome will be provided by EDCO Chair, Belinda Wick-Graham.

    9:30 am – 10:00 am - Film in Northern Ontario with Hon. Minister Vic Fedeli 

    The Hon. Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, shares his views on the growth and evolution of Northern Ontario’s film industry.  

    10:00 am – 11:00 am - Keynote: Ontario’s Growing Film Industry with Justin Cutler, Ontario Film Commissioner  

    Learn more about Ontario Creates initiatives, and the plan for growth of the film industry in the province. Ontario Film Commissioner, Justin Cutler will dive into the importance of the film industry as a strong and viable economic contributor to Ontario’s economy. 

    11:00 am – 11:15 am - Networking Break

    11:15 am – 12:15 pm - Building a Film-Ready Community

    A panel of industry representatives will delve into the essential elements of fostering a film-friendly community. Discover strategies for attracting productions, nurturing local talent, and enhancing infrastructure to ensure your locale shines as a destination for filmmakers.

    12:15 pm – 12:45 pm - Networking Break

    12:45 pm – 1:45 pm -  Lunch & Learn: Sustainability in the Film Industry

    Enjoy lunch while hearing about the growing need for sustainability in the film industry. Gain valuable insights into innovative and creative approaches adopted by film crews to promote environmental stewardship during production.

    2:00 pm – 2:45 pm - Capitol Centre Tour

    Learn about North Bay’s historic Capitol Centre theatre with an informative tour while you enjoy a special EDCO screening.

    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm - Film Set Tour  

    Step behind the scenes and into the world of cinema with an exclusive film set tour, where you'll connect with industry insiders and see how movie magic is made.

    * Local transportation to and from the official Seminar hotel to Thursday event venues will be provided for EDCO participants. 



    Venue:

    Thursday day location:

    The Grande Event Centre, 300 Wyld Street, North Bay


    Accommodations:

    Fairfield Inn & Suites North Bay

    115 Eloy Road, North Bay, ON P1B 9T9

    Please find the following group booking link Book your group rate for EDCO Regional Seminar so the people attending the event can confirm their reservations online and have direct access to the negotiated rate.

    Last to book with Hotel Room Block is Sunday May, 19th!


    *Regional Event Registrations are non-refundable after June 7, 2024. Before this date, registrations are refundable less a $50.00 +HST administration fee*

    *Event registrations are transferrable until June 12th, 2024.*



    • 19 Jun 2024
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • 200 McIntyre St. E., 6th Floor Boardroom, North Bay
    Register

    EDCO Regional Event - North Bay 

    Date: June 19th, 2024  

    Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm 

    Link: EDCO Regional Event- North Bay 

    Building Stronger Communities with Data 

    Join the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Northern Development for Analyst Economic Analysis training. Develop your expertise in locating municipal and regional economic data to drive positive results! In this workshop you will use Analyst software to identify your region’s top and emerging industries and in-demand occupations. 

    During this two-hour session you will engage in interactive hands-on classroom style training, The topics that will be covered include: 

    • Getting started with regional economic analysis 
    • Understanding the role of data and where to find up-to-date data for driving economic development decision-making 
    • Exploring economic development and workforce information available in Analyst 
    • Generating an economic profile of your municipality or region 
    • Conducting labour market analysis including In-demand occupations 

    This workshop requires that you bring a laptop computer to log in to an online Lightcast Analyst software application.  

    OMAFRA in partnership with Lightcast offers free Analyst economic analysis software access to eligible Ontario communities and organizations (see website for more details).  

    Venue:

    200 McIntyre St. E.,

    North Bay, ON P1B 8V6

    6th Floor Boardroom*


    • 24 Sep 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Best Western Plus Walkerton Hotel & Conference Centre
    • 33
    Register

    EDCO Regional Event - Walkerton

    Tuesday, September 24, 2024

    Agenda

    8:30 - 9:00 am           Registration, Networking

    9:00 - 9:15 am           Opening Remarks     

    9:15 - 10:15am         Energy Transition: Shifting Fossil Fuels to Clean                                            Energy 

    10:15 - 10:35 am      Break   

     10:35 - 11:20 am      Laugh Lessons, Entertainment - Why Community                                         and Economic Development?

     11:20 - 12:30 pm      Fireside Chat (Panel Discussion): Small Business                                           Investment and Expansion 

    ·                Entrepreneurs from Southwestern Ontario sharing their stories as to why they opened their business while providing examples of how municipal EDOs were able to support their business development.

    12:30 - 1:30 pm         Lunch and Networking        

     1:30 - 3:00 pm           Fireside Chat: Agriculture and Innovation                                                       Panel 

    Learn from entrepreneurs in the agriculture industry about opportunities, challenges and gaps. How EDOs can collaborate with the Agriculture industry and add value.

    3:00 - 3:15 pm          Break / Refreshment / Networking             

    3:15 - 4:15 pm           Destination Management:

    Potty Talk - Why providing great visitor experiences should be your number one and number two priority.

    4:15 - 4:30pm           Closing Remarks      


    Venue:

    Best Western Plus Walkerton Hotel & Conference Centre

    10 East Ridge RoadWalkerton, ON N0G 2V0 


    Accommodations:

    Best Western Plus Walkerton Hotel & Conference Centre

    10 East Ridge Road

    Walkerton, ON 

    N0G 2V0 

    ·       King Standard Rooms with 1 bed - $165.00, per night

    ·       Queen Standard Rooms with 2 beds - $175.00, per night

    ·       Rates include the full hot breakfast buffet plus all the amenities of the hotel.

    ·       Guests must call in to the hotel to book the rooms and get the rate. (226) 436-3030

    ·       Reservation Method: Guests to call into hotel individually to book their rooms & provide their own Credit Card to guarantee their reservation.

    ·       Block of rooms held under name “EDCO Forum 2024” – Block will be held until Monday August 12th, 2024.


    *Regional Event Registrations are non-refundable after September 13, 2024. Before this date, registrations are refundable less a $50.00 +HST administration fee*

    *Event registrations are transferrable until September 17, 2024.*

    • 10 Oct 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront
    • 57
    Register

    EDCO Regional Economic Development Professional Development Event

    Earn 3 Economic Development Certification Points for Attending!

    Eastern Region - Kingston

    Thursday, October 10th, 2024


    Agenda

    Details coming soon.


    Venue:

    Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront

    1 Johnson Street

    Kingston, ON

    K7L 5H7

    Grandview Ballroom 6th Floor


    Accommodations:

    Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront

    1 Johnson Street

    Kingston, ON

    K7L 5H7

    Room Block Information coming soon!


    *Regional Event Registrations are non-refundable after September 27, 2024. Before this date, registrations are refundable less a $50.00 +HST administration fee*

    *Event registrations are transferrable until October 3rd, 2024.*

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07 May 2024 EDCO Regional Event - Midland
20 Feb 2024 Bright Ideas Competition 2024
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06 Feb 2024 Pre-conference Session: Beginners guide to effective funding proposals
06 Feb 2024 67th Annual EDCO Conference & Showcase: CollaboratiON Building Ontario Together!
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05 Dec 2023 EDCO & Environics Analytics Spotlight Offer - December Webinar
20 Nov 2023 2023 EDCO Queen's Park Event MPP & Staff
20 Nov 2023 2023 EDCO Queen's Park Event
14 Nov 2023 EDCO Regional Event - Windsor-Essex
06 Nov 2023 Meet The EDCO Board Nominees
01 Nov 2023 EDCO & Environics Analytics Spotlight Offer - November Webinar
18 Oct 2023 EDCO Regional Event - Cobourg
27 Sep 2023 EDCO & Environics Analytics Spotlight Offer - September Webinar
21 Sep 2023 EDCO Regional Event - Kenora
12 Jul 2023 EDCO & Environics Analytics Spotlight Offer
12 Jul 2023 Economic Development Summer Writing Retreat
20 Jun 2023 EDCO Regional Event - New Tecumseth
01 Mar 2023 Bright Ideas Competition 2023
07 Feb 2023 Data for Economic Developers - Pre-Conference Session
07 Feb 2023 "Who Cares About Economic Development" Pre-Conference Luncheon
07 Feb 2023 66th Annual EDCO Conference and Showcase: EDCO 66: Time for TransformatiON
30 Nov 2022 2022 EDCO Queen's Park Event
24 Nov 2022 EDCO 2022 Professional Development Regional Event - Thunder Bay
02 Nov 2022 EDCO 2022 Professional Development Regional Event - Gananoque
03 Oct 2022 EDCO Networking Event Kingston
20 Sep 2022 EDCO 2022 Professional Development Regional Event - London
13 Sep 2022 EDCO 2022 Professional Development Regional Event - Whitby
14 Jun 2022 EDCO and Environics Webinar
14 Jun 2022 Environics Analytics’ Community Profile
09 May 2022 Bright Ideas Competition 2022
05 Apr 2022 EDCO’s 65th Annual Hybrid Conference & Showcase, Move ON
24 Jan 2022 EDCO Sessions with TIO Network
09 May 2021 Economic Development Week
04 May 2021 Digital Strategies to Attract Investment, Boost Tourism & Support Businesses
28 Apr 2021 The New Virtual Investment Pitch
21 Apr 2021 Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) from a Distance
14 Apr 2021 Virtual Resilient Economic Development 101 for Rural Communities
06 Apr 2021 EDCO One Dozen Coffees
02 Mar 2021 EDCO Insider Webinar
20 Jan 2021 2021 Annual General Meeting
20 Jan 2021 EDCO 2021 Virtual Conference & Showcase: EvolveON
17 Nov 2020 EDCO Members Zoom Call International Knowledge Exchange
16 Sep 2020 EDCO Member Zoom Call with Hon. Vic Fedeli
16 Sep 2020 One Dozen Coffees
04 May 2020 EDCO Member Zoom Call
27 Apr 2020 EDCO Town Hall Meeting
25 Feb 2020 EDCO's 2nd Annual Queen's Park Event
05 Feb 2020 2020 Annual General Meeting
04 Feb 2020 Pre-Conference Seminar: One Dozen Coffees
04 Feb 2020 Pre-Conference Seminar: Diversity in Economic Development
04 Feb 2020 EDCO 2020 Conference: Get Your Game On
07 Nov 2019 Economic Development Marketing and Attraction
04 Jun 2019 FDI 101 – Attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) for practitioners
08 May 2019 Economic Development: The Human Factor
03 May 2019 5th Annual Meet the Investor Dragons: Toronto
21 Mar 2019 5 Digital Data Strategies to Support Community Retailers
07 Mar 2019 Disruptive Technologies and Economic Development Webinar Series
26 Feb 2019 MPP Breakfast at Queen's Park
29 Jan 2019 Economic Development for Elected Officials
05 Nov 2018 Intelligent Cities Summit
26 Oct 2018 EDCO Strategic Planning Session
24 Oct 2018 OCC's Ontario Economic Summit
18 Oct 2018 IEDC Business Retention and Expansion
16 Oct 2018 Rural Talks to Rural Conference
15 Oct 2018 Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference -East 2018
11 Oct 2018 Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) Symposium
30 Sep 2018 IEDC Conference
26 Sep 2018 State of the North Conference
26 Sep 2018 Kingsville Tourism and Economic Development Conference
18 Sep 2018 Community Future (OACFDC) Conference
14 Sep 2018 EDCO Board of Directors Meeting
13 Sep 2018 Escape the Cornwall Jail EDCO Networking Event
12 Sep 2018 Ontario East Municipal Conference
08 Sep 2018 EDAC Conference
21 Jun 2018 EDCO YPN Networking Event
06 Jun 2018 2018 APMA Annual Conference and Exhibition
17 May 2018 Technology-Led Economic Development
05 May 2018 Economic Development Week
08 Apr 2018 Resorts of Ontario 2018 Spring Conference & Trade Show
15 Mar 2018 IEC Webinar: Ec Dev Week Award Winning Strategies and Tips
23 Feb 2018 Open YPN Committee Meeting
08 Feb 2018 Rewriting the Rules
06 Feb 2018 EDCO Annual General Meeting
05 Feb 2018 EDCO's Women in Economic Development Event
05 Feb 2018 EDCO 2018 Annual Conference and Showcase
27 Nov 2017 Measuring Up! Performance Measurement Resources for Economic Development: Durham Region
23 Nov 2017 4th Annual Meet the Investor Dragons: Toronto
16 Nov 2017 Measuring Up! Performance Measurement Resources for Economic Development: Kingston
07 Nov 2017 Leveraging Global Talent for Greater Prosperity: Innovative Solutions for Employers and Newcomers
06 Nov 2017 2017 Ontario Tourism Summit
20 Oct 2017 Planning 101 for Economic Developers
18 Oct 2017 9th Annual Municipal Agriculture Economic Development Planning Forum
03 Oct 2017 Online Course: Technology-Led Economic Development
28 Sep 2017 EDCO Fall 2017 Webinar Series
27 Sep 2017 State of the North 2017
26 Sep 2017 From Problem to Prosperity: Using Data to Reverse the Scourge of Urban Blight
17 Sep 2017 IEDC 2017 Annual Conference
14 Sep 2017 Retail Boomtowns: Creating an Atmosphere for Retail Attraction
14 Sep 2017 Economic Development Strategic Planning
13 Sep 2017 The Changing Face of Foreign Direct Investment | Forecast: 2020 - 2025
13 Sep 2017 Delicious Development: Economic Opportunities in Value-Added Agriculture
13 Sep 2017 Ontario East Municipal Conference 2017
09 Sep 2017 EDAC 2017 Annual Conference
07 Sep 2017 Thriving Rural Communities: Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Talent
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31 Aug 2017 An American Perspective on NAFTA's Past, Present, and Future
30 Aug 2017 CETA: Unlocking the Potential Webinar
21 Aug 2017 Municipal Economic Development Index (MEDI) Webinar
21 Aug 2017 Connecting the Dots to Strengthen the Agri-Business Value Chain
17 Aug 2017 Managing the Essential Link: Affordable Housing & Economic Development
14 Aug 2017 Canada’s Retail Revolution: Technology Reshapes the Shopping Experience
09 Aug 2017 Ryerson University LED Launch Event
18 Jul 2017 Planning for a Modernized Apprenticeship System (London)
13 Jul 2017 Placemaking - An Economic Development Strategy
29 Jun 2017 Teeny Tiny Summit 2017 - Havelock
28 Jun 2017 Teeny Tiny Summit 2017 - Merrickville
27 Jun 2017 Economic Development Writing Webinar
27 Jun 2017 Ontario’s AIM “Accelerate to International Markets” Program
27 Jun 2017 Hydrogen for Sustainable Northern Communities Forum
19 Jun 2017 Advancing Economic Development Opportunities - Thunder Bay
15 Jun 2017 International Lead Generation: Winning Strategies for Foreign Investment Attraction
08 Jun 2017 Let's Talk Exports 2017
31 May 2017 How to Write Successful Grant Applications
31 May 2017 Collaborate to Compete
28 May 2017 Advancing Economic Development Opportunities - Waterloo
25 May 2017 Canada-European Union: The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Webinar
25 May 2017 Engaging Post-Secondary Institutions for Economic Development
24 May 2017 CityAge: Hamilton
18 May 2017 Emerging Real Estate Trends for Economic Development
16 May 2017 Community Building Through Collaboration - EDCO Spring Symposium
14 May 2017 Young Professionals Week
09 May 2017 Canadian Immigration Summit 2017: Innovating at 150 and Beyond
08 May 2017 Fundamentals of Community ​Economic Development - Edmonton
30 Apr 2017 Fundamentals of Community ​Economic Development - Waterloo
27 Apr 2017 Women in Entrepreneurship: How You Can Help Break Barriers to Entry
26 Apr 2017 Economic Development Credit Analysis
25 Apr 2017 Sustainability and climate change funding: Free Webinar series
24 Apr 2017 Infographics, Data Storytelling & Visualization
20 Apr 2017 Crowdfunding - A Financial Alternative for Entrepreneurs
11 Apr 2017 EDAC On the Hill
22 Mar 2017 The Board’s Role in Creating a Sustainable Future
16 Mar 2017 Leveraging Regional Strategies & Resources in Economic Development
09 Mar 2017 Showcasing Excellence in Your Community: What You Need to Know About IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards
08 Mar 2017 Rock Economic Development Week
02 Mar 2017 The Food And Beverage Convention: Niagara 2017
01 Mar 2017 Festival & Event Ontario Conference 2017
01 Mar 2017 Fostering local innovation: what economic developers need to know about incubators - EDAC
16 Feb 2017 Promoting Workforce Opportunities for Underutilized Groups
09 Feb 2017 Annual President's Dinner and Awards Ceremony
07 Feb 2017 Do you know your assets? Asset Mapping Information Session
07 Feb 2017 Ontario's Economy - Driven by Innovation
31 Jan 2017 Essentials of Exporting Webinar
19 Jan 2017 Optimizing Your Economic Development Website - EDAC
18 Jan 2017 Measure What Matters: Top Metrics for Economic Developers in 2017
20 Dec 2016 Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs: A Key to Innovation and Economic Development
16 Dec 2016 Tourism Investment Dragon's Event
15 Dec 2016 Trade Trends in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities for Canada’s Trade Relationships
14 Dec 2016 Fermenting Success: Capturing the Economic Opportunity of Craft Beverages
13 Dec 2016 Opportunity for All: Strategies for Inclusive Economic Development
13 Dec 2016 Express Entry: What's on the Horizon for 2017?
07 Dec 2016 Going Digital: A Tech-Based Approach to Economic Development Marketing
07 Dec 2016 Tourism Investment Dragon's Event
06 Dec 2016 Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2016: Vision, Action, Prosperity
29 Nov 2016 10 Key Considerations to Improve Non-profit Board Operations
17 Nov 2016 IEDC Training Course: Neighbourhood Development Strategies
16 Nov 2016 Perfecting the Pitch: London
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14 Nov 2016 24th Annual CCPPP National Conference on Public Private Partnerships: Innovating our Future
14 Nov 2016 Northern Ontario Tourism Summit
10 Nov 2016 Perfecting the Pitch: North Bay
09 Nov 2016 Webinar Series: Transformational Industry Technology
08 Nov 2016 IoT Intelligent Cities Municipal IOT, Big Data Summit
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02 Nov 2016 8th Annual Municipal Agriculture Economic Development Forum
27 Oct 2016 Out and About with EDCO: Eastern Ontario
20 Oct 2016 EDAC Pre-Conference Seminar: Economic Diversification - Strategies for Revitalizing Local Economies
19 Oct 2016 The Think Smarter: Economic Development Forum
28 Sep 2016 Rural Talks to Rural Conference
19 Sep 2016 EDAC & University of Waterloo Seminar: Performance Measurement in Economic Development
15 Sep 2016 EDAC & University of Waterloo Economic Development Writing Webinar
14 Sep 2016 IEDC Webinar - Building the Next Generation of Businesses: Promoting Entrepreneurship in Your Community
14 Sep 2016 International Market Research Part 2, presented by COEF
13 Sep 2016 IEDC Webinar - Building a Solid Foundation: Aligning Philanthropy and Economic Development
31 Aug 2016 IEDC Webinar - Incentives for Reshoring: Crafting a Competitive Package
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25 Aug 2016 FREE IEDC Webinar Series: Disaster Preparedness & Economic Recovery
25 Aug 2016 From How to Wow! Using Infographics to Tell Your Economic Development Story
17 Aug 2016 Data Excellence for Business Attraction
20 Jul 2016 IEDC Webinar Part 2: BRAC and Beyond: Creative Reuse of Former Military Installations
13 Jul 2016 IEDC Webinar Part 1: Capitalizing on Defence Department Tech-Transfer Opportunities
29 Jun 2016 IEDC Webinar Part 2: Attracting Investment to Disinvested Corridors and Neighbourhoods
28 Jun 2016 CME: Incoterms for Export Success
22 Jun 2016 IEDC Webinar Part 1: Retail as a Catalyst for Economic Development
22 Jun 2016 CME: Tariff Classification & NAFTA treatment for Trade Compliance
17 Jun 2016 EDAC-Content Marketing for Economic Developers: Promoting Your Community
16 Jun 2016 CME: Get Outstanding Results from Agents - Five Strategies that Bring Success
15 Jun 2016 IEDC Business Retention and Expansion Course- Vancouver
12 Jun 2016 IEDC- Future Economic Forum 2016
26 May 2016 How to Spot the Trends Shaping Our Future Economy- Webinar
26 May 2016 EDAC - Social Media for Economic Developers
18 May 2016 EDCO Spring Symposium - Connecting the North to the South
17 May 2016 Elected Official Training Sault Ste. Marie, ON
22 Mar 2016 Economic Development Marketing and Attraction
26 Feb 2016 EDCO/SEO Networking Event
02 Feb 2016 59th Annual EDCO Conference & Showcase
01 Feb 2016 Pre-Conference: Investment Readiness for Communities and Regions
02 Dec 2015 Foundations for Regional Economic Analysis - Kingston
25 Nov 2015 Foundations for Regional Economic Analysis - Brownsville
24 Nov 2015 Are you Ready for the Tourism Investment Dragons?
18 Nov 2015 Foundations for Regional Economic Analysis - North Bay
13 Nov 2015 Post-Election Canadian Outlook with the Chief Economist — Autumn 2015
05 Nov 2015 IEDC Course: Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies
04 Nov 2015 Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference
03 Nov 2015 Waiting on Growth: The Ontario Business Outlook
02 Nov 2015 23rd Annual CCPPP National Conference
29 Oct 2015 International Opportunities and Best Practices
28 Oct 2015 2015 Municipal Agriculture Economic Development Forum
27 Oct 2015 YEAR 3 – Leadership and Advanced Economic Development Insights
23 Oct 2015 Economic Development Writing Retreat: Three Days to Done
19 Oct 2015 The Canadian Travel Industry Outlook: A Lower Dollar, An Affordable Vacation
13 Oct 2015 Business and Investment Attraction – Economic Developers Alberta

Upcoming Events

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