Edmonton City Council has approved a provisional expanded mandate for EEDC. This expansion in mandate gives us responsibility to provide economic development strategy advice to City Council, in addition to our current economic development, tourism and venue responsibilities. It is our commitment to you that our approach to strategy development will be open and collaborative, and that we will reflect the diverse needs and perspectives of our community in the recommendations we develop.
In developing strategy, we need to look at our economic system, and how all the parts of our economy work together. We need to have a conversation about the key drivers of our economy; the most effective ways to increase outputs that will create prosperity and instill resilience. EEDC is positioned to serve as the convener and facilitator of these conversations and, with many other partners, to assist in implementation.
Given this expanded mandate, EEDC will be conducting comprehensive public engagement sessions. Throughout Edmonton’s history we have demonstrated, repeatedly, that we – the community – are the solution to the challenges that confront us. Waiting for outside help is not what we do. Taking responsibility, together, to face our challenges is the Edmonton way.
We want you to be a part of the conversation. Fill out the form below to take an active role in our community engagement process by signing up for an initial session or providing your feedback online.