Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

March 02, 2012 13:34 ET

Edmonton is a Centre of National Importance

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2012) - Edmonton Economic Development Corporation in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has four operating divisions to include economic development, tourism, the Shaw Conference Centre, the Edmonton Research Park, as well as being a joint partner with TECEdmonton. At EEDC our key areas of focus, life sciences, financial services, energy, advanced technologies, advanced education and tourism.

Recognizing your focus on productivity and quality of life, we want to share relevant activity and updates from our region that may be of interest to your audience.

Helping industry: Edmonton Economic Development Corporation is making productivity and innovation a priority, targeting businesses in Greater Edmonton. Initiatives, in partnership with Productivity Alberta, include workshops that encourage companies and their suppliers and customers to increase collaboration, inspiring profiles of Edmonton-area successes whose innovations have increased their bottom lines, and online links to resources that can help different industries grow their productivity. Click here for more information.

Working together: Collaboration could be the key to increasing the oil sands industry's productivity for projects now under construction. Deloitte suggests that by working together, companies, institutions and communities can find better ways to attract workers than surging wages or inflation. Assuming a peak need of 52,000 workers in 2015, Deloitte's recommendations could decrease project completion time by five days, the equivalent of more than $4 million in daily revenue for the average project. Collaboration is not new; notable progress was made through companies working together to solve tailings ponds issues. Click here for more information.

History matters: A city that recognizes where it comes from is a richer city. Edmonton made history in 2010 when it became the first in Canada to name a Historian Laureate. A search is underway for the second historian, who is mandated with creating awareness of the city's heritage and acting as an ambassador for the city on historical matters. Deadline: March 5. Click here for more information.

Lighting up the way: On the day of the heaviest snowfall of the new year, a one-of-a-kind public space project that contributes to downtown Edmonton's vibrancy reclaimed a backstreet alley by creating temporary sculptures. Illuminite is making better use of otherwise lost spaces, making residents see them in a different light. The alley is in the midst of 104 Street, home to Alberta's oldest farmers' market outdoors and a popular summer block party. Click here for more information.

Edmonton is ranked as one of the americas' top 10 major cities for its quality of life. Edmonton's downtown has experienced increased vibrancy in the last 10 years with over 20 new residential high-rises constructed and the first skyscraper in over 20 years, the EPCOR Centre.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca

Contact Information

  • Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
    Renee Worrell
    Communications Manager, External Relations
    780.932.4865
    rworrell@edmonton.com