Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

May 17, 2012 17:29 ET

Edmonton Offers Inspiring and Memorable Venues

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 17, 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.

As you focus on the meetings and conventions industry, we'd like to share some information about activity in our region.

Tourism show in Edmonton aids in luring a new wave of international travellers - Tourism officials say Rendez-vous Canada is a show that will inject a quick $2 million into the local economy and generate hundreds of millions in total sales for Canadian tourism. Click here for more information.

Technology turns waste into opportunity - Technology developed by University of Alberta researcher David Bressler to convert agricultural waste into useful products is getting a boost from the federal government. Click here for more information.

In 2011, Edmonton Tourism secured 42 convention bookings, and 32,592 room nights with a direct spending impact of $5 million, contributing to the local economy.

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