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City of Mississauga Economic Development Office Honoured With Two Awards

Nov 25, 2010

The City of Mississauga was presented with two prestigious awards at yesterday’s meeting of Council, recognizing the work of the City’s Economic Development Office (EDO). The EDO team’s Business Location Advantages brochure received a first place marketing award from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) and an international honourable mention from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

“Mississauga has a lot to offer the business community,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and CAO. “The EDO team is doing an excellent job of promoting our City as a place where businesses can prosper thanks to our location, infrastructure and skilled workforce.”

Both awards recognize excellence and creativity in furthering the City’s economic development priorities. The awards also allow for an opportunity to share best practices with peers.

“The City of Mississauga is showing that they are at the forefront of the economic development profession and are using innovative and effective practices that can be replicated in other communities,” said William Best, IEDC chair, in a press release.

An online version of the award winning brochure can be viewed online at

As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens’ quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: “Leading Today for Tomorrow.”

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