Recent Impact

Our team provides leadership in key economic environments, encourages innovation and builds the city’s global recognition. Find out what is on their minds.

Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre

Posted by Donovan Spilchuk

Opened in 2015, the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre offers synthetic flight training, currently housing a Level D Boeing 737-Classic Simulator, and soon a AS350 Level 7 Flight Training Device helicopter simulator. The centre is a resource for national and international trainees needing training and certification, and is part of a shared vision to establish… More

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ITU World Triathlon

Posted by Donovan Spilchuk

The world’s fastest triathletes travel to iconic cities to compete head-to-head in Standard and Sprint distance races for a chance to be crowned World Champion. Previously hosted by Edmonton in 2001, since 2014, Edmonton has hosted the ITU World Triathlon, attracting more than 4,000 athletes, and a worldwide television audience of approximately 40 million in… More

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100in1Day Edmonton

Posted by Donovan Spilchuk

Make Something Edmonton (MSE) partnered with City of Edmonton’s CITYlab team and EEDC colleagues to organize a day of community-led urban interventions as part of the global movement, 100in1Day. Individuals, groups and organizations across the Edmonton region staged 131 temporary placemaking projects on June 4, 2016. Projects ranged from community barbeques, to urban beekeeping demonstrations,… More

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Strength Become Weakness

Posted by Brad Ferguson

Great companies evolve. Great people evolve. Great institutions evolve. Apple Computer has evolved. James Bond has evolved. LEGO has evolved. Bill Clinton has evolved. Hell, even Earls Restaurant has evolved. Good organizations are built on strengths, but great organizations understand that those very strengths soon become their weakness, and they need to evolve in order… More

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Hey, How Can I Help?

Posted by Brad Ferguson

Almost two years has passed since I started this fanatical journey of civic promotion, and I have been astounded by the escalating pride that Edmontonians continue to emote. What once was a city struggling with identity and self-esteem is transforming quickly into one filled with aspiration and conviction. It’s a transformation that has caught the… More

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Commonwealth Games 2022

Posted by Kevin Weidlich

Edmonton is ready to take a leap. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will take us quickly and thrillingly in a direction we’re already going.

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We have a Labour Shortage Problem, Not a TFW Problem

Posted by Brad Ferguson

Twice a week, I used to drive Highway #2 back and forth to Calgary, making my usual stops for McDonald’s coffee on the way down in the morning and Booster Juice on the way back. It was 2007, the economy was booming and we were at full employment. And then one day my trip home… More

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It’s a Team Sport

Posted by Brad Ferguson

Win after win after win. That is what is being felt across the city at an unprecedented level. With a renewed confidence and kickstarted by moving forward with the new downtown arena decision, our city has been flooded by great news over the last six months.

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Abundance vs. Necessity

Posted by Brad Ferguson

Enroute back from Iceland, somewhere over the Atlantic. It’s a beautiful sight, the vastness of our Canadian Arctic, true north strong and free, when compared to a small, isolated island state like Iceland. The contrasts were noticeably obvious, but the unexpected insights were like gifts which I will freely share. I come back a little… More

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