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Nominations are now open for the 2023 Economic Development Awards of Excellence!

NOTE: This event has already taken place.

Nominations for 2023’s awards are due by Friday, January 19, 2024. Award categories include:


Best 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.


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.


Best Marketing Project
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.


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.


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.


For more information on EDANL awards and to view previous winners, click here. Nominations for the 2023 awards are due by Wednesday January 19, 2024. Nominations can be submitted via the links above.

Nominees do not have to meet all criteria for each of the award categories to be eligible. Please note supporting documents can be valuable in the awards evaluation process. If there any additional testimonials, newspaper clippings, photographs, or other related information that will enhance the submission, please attach to the form. If you have trouble attaching documents to the form, please email them to info@edanl.ca, noting the project in which it belongs.

EDANL’s Economic Development Awards of Excellence are supported by the Business Development Bank of Canada.

    

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