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Creative collaborators win economic development awards

A celebration and announcement of the economic development awards was held at Spark Box Studios at the Armoury Mall with many of the collaborating creative partners in attendance.

Collaboration with multiple partners paid rewarding dividends for Prince Edward County’s economic development efforts at this year’s Economic Development Association of Canada’s (EDAC) annual awards ceremonies.
Prince Edward County won three awards at this year’s competition. More than 500 submissions were made and organizers indicated this year’s  submissions were some of the best ever and highly competitive.
Prince Edward County, led by its Economic Development Office, made five submissions and won three first prize awards.
“Since the establishment of the economic development department almost a decade ago, we have developed a successful and growing economy, investment attraction and job creation is very strong, and our tax base has grown,” said Mayor Leo Finnegan. “The economic development team has done a fine job and has worked very well with the community to help make our economy grow. These awards are another indication of the successful path Prince Edward County is on to grow and diversify our economy.”
All three awards reflect the new digital and creative economy in Prince Edward County.
“I am thrilled that all three awards were collaborations with many community businesses and with neighboring communities,” said Dan Taylor, Economic Development Officer. “While it is an honour to win awards, these projects delivered real economic benefits to the community.”
The three awards were as follows:
The Economic Development Office’s Build A New Life Blog is designed to inform potential investors business climate and opportunities in The County.
The Invest in Cheese initiative is a four-County partnership with the goal of attracting cheese factories to develop the artisan and small-scale cheese industry – similar to the development of the wine industry. To date, the initiative has attracted interest in increased milk production, private label cheese manufacturing and new cheese factory investment. The goal of adding more cheese factories to the area is to be achieved over then next 18-24 months.
The Transformation of Place video by Trevor Crowe showcases the economic transformation of Prince Edward County over the last 10 years. The video was made to help potential investors understand and invest in the local economy.

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