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New Awards of Excellence Categories - Where does your project fit?

08 Oct 2019 9:53 AM | Kerri Schuttel

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:

Investment Attraction

Community Economic Development

Building Initiatives

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   

For more information or for assistance in completing the application, email

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