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Past Releases

In case you missed it, take a look through some of our previous news releases below to get caught up on what’s been happening.

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Edmonton Economic Development Appoints Vice-President of Venue Management

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Arlindo Gomes in the role of Vice-President, Venue Management. Arlindo previously served as the General Manager of the Edmonton EXPO Centre. In his new role Arlindo will provide strategic oversight over the Edmonton EXPO Centre and Edmonton Convention Centre, ensuring both […]

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Edmonton Economic Development Kicks Off Economic Growth Strategy Campaign

June 11, 2019 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) has launched a city-wide campaign asking Edmontonians to add their voice to what Edmonton’s economy needs in order to grow and thrive for future generations. The input received will directly inform the City of Edmonton’s next long-term Economic Growth and Resiliency Strategy. Starting […]

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2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report positions Edmonton as a leader in Canadian entrepreneurship

Edmonton’s startup ecosystem reputation continues to rise through global rankings, reports, and conference opportunities The 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER), launched today at The Next Web Conference, is the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read research on startups and is based on data from thousands of startup founders and research on millions of companies. Edmonton’s participation, led […]

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Shaw Conference Centre to become Edmonton Convention Centre on January 1

December 17, 2018 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is pleased to announce that after 21 years as the Shaw Conference Centre, the venue will be renamed the Edmonton Convention Centre as of January 1, 2019. Shaw Communications’ naming rights agreement will expire on December 31, 2018. “The Edmonton brand deserves to be […]

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Derek Hudson Named Chief Executive Officer of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton, Alberta (August 8, 2018) – The Board of Directors of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) announced today that Derek Hudson has been named its President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board’s selection concludes an extensive executive search process that attracted significant interest and exceptional talent, drawn by the opportunity to carry forward the strong […]

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EEDC invests in San Francisco co-working space to provide Silicon Valley access for local tech companies

EDMONTON (May 1, 2018) – Edmonton technology companies seeking new connections and investment opportunities in Silicon Valley now have access to a free co-working space in San Francisco when they visit.

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2018 Impact Luncheon: Keynote Address from CEO Brad Ferguson

Jan 9th, 2018 Five and a half years ago, in front of the Winspear Centre, I was sitting on the curb with Stephen Mandel. Literally sitting on the curb discussing what he thought our city needed over the next five years and what changes were needed if Edmonton Economic Development was going to be a […]

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EEDC lights up downtown with giant ‘Let’s Go Oilers’ projection

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.

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Edmonton wins international place branding award

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.

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Are We Future Proof?

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.

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Local seafood shop, Ocean Odyssey Inland, expands business

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.

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