President’s Speeches

Brad Ferguson’s outlook on key topics impacting economic prosperity in the Edmonton region.

Edmonton’s Economic Impact Luncheon 2014

Posted by Brad Ferguson

Introduction Last October, a month after I started at EEDC, I was sitting in Council chambers. It was Councillor Sohi’s turn to ask questions about our plans and budget for the upcoming year. He leaned into the microphone and said, “Mr. Ferguson, on a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the image and reputation… More

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Edmonton’s Economic Impact Luncheon 2013

Posted by Brad Ferguson

When I was 7 years old, I remember my father coming home to our 900 square foot house in St. Albert and telling my mother that he was leaving his incredibly secure job as the CFO of a company called Numac Oil & Gas and he wanted to start a real estate company. My mom cried.

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Joe Thompson Award Luncheon

Posted by Brad Ferguson

Back in the 1800s, Bubba and Gerry had a monopoly. They were in the ice business. See, they had a monopoly because they were the two biggest guys in the community…

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