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Brampton Economic Development Office honoured at annual EDCO Awards

​BRAMPTON, ON: On Thursday, February 4, the City of Brampton was recognized with two awards and one honourable mention at the Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO) President’s Dinner at the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre in Toronto.

The EDCO Awards of Excellence is a well-established program available to communities to have their economic development initiatives judged by industry leaders against their peers in communities of similar size. Award winners are viewed as leaders in economic development.

The Brampton Economic Development Office proudly accepted awards for its Brampton Economic Development Map and its Four Year International Business Development and Marketing Plan 2015-2018. The City also gained an honourable mention for its Brampton Entrepreneur Centre Youth Entrepreneurship Video.

“These acknowledgments demonstrate the professionalism and expertise of our Economic Development staff, as well as the City’s effective leadership in its economic development efforts,” says Councillor Jeff Bowman, Chair, Economic Development Committee. “It is with pride that the City of Brampton accepts this recognition by EDCO amongst such a high calibre of competition.”

For more information on EDCO and the Awards of Excellence, visit For more information on the City of Brampton’s Economic Development Office, visit

City staff present their Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO) awards to Council
members at the Economic Development Committee meeting on February 17.

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Natalie Stogdill
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
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