Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

November 16, 2011 17:28 ET

Edmonton Makes its Mark in Ottawa

Local business leaders meet with government officials to raise awareness about Edmonton

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2011) - Set out to raise awareness about Edmonton and Northern Alberta, a team of prominent local business leaders — led by Henry Yip and Ron Gilbertson, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation board chair and president and CEO — attended a series of meetings in Ottawa earlier this week. Sharing Edmonton's success stories and future challenges, the delegation embarked on a journey to build and strengthen relationships with the federal government leaders.

A partnership with the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Edmonton Caucus, particularly by MP's Rona Ambrose, Mike Lake and James Rajotte, the delegation met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other federal ministers to discuss the importance of Edmonton and Northern Alberta's economy to the rest of Canada, future labour and growth challenges and the need to diversify our energy markets.

As part of a long-term government relations program, Edmonton leaders will continue to strengthen federal relationships and inform our elected officials of the region's priorities.

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From left to right: (Back row) David Kane – EEDC, Phyllis Clark - U of A, Mike Lake – MP for Edmonton-Mill Woods, Ron Gilbertson – EEDC, Ken Barry – RGO Office Products, Robin Bobocel – ECC, Leo de Bever – AIMCo, Don Lowry – EPCOR. (Front row) Berenika Kienc – ECC, Yasmin Jivraj – Acrodex, Henry Yip – EEDC, Bernie Kollman – IBM, Martin Salloum – ECC, Paul Douglas – PCL Constructors, Tim Melton – Melcor.

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

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    Renee Worrell
    Communications Manager