October 8, 2019 - The EDCO Awards of Excellence program underwent an overhaul and will allow economic developers to leverage recognition beyond the EDCO stage in Toronto - in their local communities and municipalities.
With the recent changes, EDCO has received several inquiries about what category to apply to. The list below demonstrates the kinds of economic development initiatives that are best suited for each of the new categories. You may recognize some of the projects as the list is made up of examples from last year's awards finalists:
Community Economic Development
Planning and Strategic Development
Tourist Attraction & Tourism Product Development
Workforce Development & Resident Attraction
Applicants are encouraged to choose the category they feel is most suitable. During the adjudication process, if the judges feel the initiative will score better in another category, it will be moved for the best chance of winning the category.
Communities and organizations from around the province are encouraged to take a few minutes to submit an application before the deadline on October 18, 2019 at www.edcoawardsofexcellence.ca.
For more information or for assistance in completing the application, email firstname.lastname@example.org.