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Economic Development Awards of Excellence


Launched in 2018, EDANL’s Economic Development Awards of Excellence have been made possible by the generous support of North Atlantic.

2022 Nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Economic Development Awards of Excellence.

Access the online nomination form by clicking here. Nominations are due by Wednesday November 16, 2022.

Please find information on each award category and previous award winners below:

Community Project

This award recognizes a project that has had a major economic development impact in a community. It rewards such things as strategic planning, business retention and expansion, placemaking, tourism, social enterprise, etc. within a municipality or community. The basic assessment of proposals will focus on achievements in the context of the approach, challenges faced and overcome, lessons learned, and economic or community impact.

Previous Winners:

2023 Tourism Bell Island Inc.
2022 City of Mount Pearl (Impact Over 3,000)
2022 Town of Glovertown (Impact under 3,000)
2021 Choices for Youth (Impact Over 3,000)
2021 SmartIce (Impact under 3,000)
2020 CBS Community Garden (Impact Over 3,000)
2020 Deer Lake (Impact under 3,000)
2019 Town of Paradise (Impact Over 3,000)
2019 St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc. (Impact under 3,000)
2018 Town of Placentia (Impact Over 3,000)
2018 Project SucSeed (Impact under 3,000)

Marketing

This award recognizes a marketing initiative aimed at attracting, retaining, and/or fostering economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador. It will reward communities or organizations for using marketing and communications to make a positive social or economic contribution at the local, regional, or provincial level.

Previous Winners:

2023 St. Anthony and Area Chamber of Commerce
2022 City of St. John’s (Impact Over 3,000)
2021 Chamber of Commerce Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (Impact Over 3,000)
2021 Town of Pouch Cove (Impact Under 3,000)
2020 City of Mount Pearl (Impact Over 3,000)
2020 Guide to the Good (Impact Under 3,000)
2019 Town of Paradise (Impact Over 3,000)
2019 Conception Bay Area Chamber of Commerce (Impact Under 3,000)
2018 Port of Argentia (Impact Over 3,000)
2018 Town of Holyrood (Impact Under 3,000)

Economic Developer of the Year

This award recognizes an Economic Development practitioner in Newfoundland and Labrador. It rewards excellence in the field of economic development in the context of economic or social contribution to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Individuals who are engaged as a professional, technical, management or volunteer position in the field of economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador may be nominated.

Previous Winners:

2023 Pat Curran
2022 Margo Soucy
2021 Derek Butler
2020 Paul Preston
2019 Carla May
2018 Michelle Simms

Best Sector Project

This award recognizes a sector-based project that has had a major economic development within Newfoundland and Labrador. Sectors can be primary, secondary, tertiary, or quaternary (i.e., industrial, commercial, community services, social, etc.). The basic assessment of proposals will focus on achievements in the context of the approach, challenges faced and overcome, lessons learned, and economic or impact.

Previous Winners:

2023 Port of Argentia

Best Regional Project

This award recognizes a project that has had a major economic development impact in a region. It rewards projects that included multiple partners and demonstrate the power and effectiveness of cooperation, coordination, and collaboration between stakeholders beyond the confines of of a single municipality or community. The basic assessment of proposals will focus on achievements in the context of the approach, challenges faced and overcome, lessons learned, and economic or community impact.

Previous Winners:

2023 SaltWater Community Association Inc.

President’s Award

This prestigious award, decided upon by EDANL’s President, recognizes the excellence, dedication, and impact of an economic development professional’s contribution to the community and the practice over the course of their career.

Previous Winners:

2023 Charlene Johnson
2022 Dr. Robert Greenwood
2021 Jeff Lawlor
2020 Ron Delaney
2019 Gary Hennessey
2018 Kai Bath

    

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