With the Government of Canada having put forward its framework for the legalization of recreational cannabis, cities across the country will be looking to capitalize on the marijuana economy and its associated jobs, investment, and tax revenue. Edmonton will be no different, and it’s about time we started thinking strategically about how to make our mark in this new industry.
EEDC reports to an Edmonton City Council-appointed Board of Directors, comprised of business and community leaders who confirm the goals and strategies of the organization will achieve the level of economic impact that is desired by the Shareholder, the City of Edmonton.
The Board of Directors meets quarterly to review the performance of EEDC management across all divisions, and provides insights and recommendations forachieving the resilient growth and continuous prosperity needed in the Edmonton economy. The Board of Directors is led by an Edmonton City Council approved Chair and operated with the following Committee structure:
- Governance Committee
- Audit and Finance Committee
- Human Resources and Compensation Committee
News & Ideas
May 18th, 2017
May 17th, 2017
The past year was challenging for Edmonton’s economy. Despite the risk factors, we experienced growth in new industries and honed in on our economic drivers to understand how we can build long-term growth.
April 27th, 2017
A nine-storey Let’s Go Oilers projection will light up downtown tonight to help cheer on the Edmonton Oilers as they continue their battle against the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the NHL playoffs.
April 18th, 2017
Despite recent drops in the price of oil to back below $50 per barrel, most analysts and forecasters are expecting that 2017 will be the year Alberta climbs out of recession. Indeed, several of the province’s economic indicators began to climb back towards pre-recession levels late last year – this doesn’t mean Alberta is back to where it was before oil prices started dropping in summer 2014, but things are no longer getting worse.
November 14th, 2016
Edmonton received the City Nation Place Award for Best Expression of Place Brand Identity on November 10, 2016. The Awards recognize the best in place branding and were announced at the annual City Nation Place Conference in London, England.
September 27th, 2016
An estimated 1.8 million square feet of commercial office space will be coming online in the downtown in the next 24 months. With that, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), BOMA, and DIRTT are holding an event about innovative ways to modernize and repurpose vacant infrastructure.
May 2nd, 2016
With support from Edmonton Economic Development’s Trade and Investment Team, Ocean Odyssey Inland has expanded their store to a new location, thanks to international trade opportunities with Iceland. The store now carries fresh Icelandic seafood, flown in on the IcelandAir flight within 6.5 hours.