Nov 25, 2010
The City of Mississauga was presented with two prestigious awards at yesterdays
meeting of Council, recognizing the work of the Citys Economic Development Office (EDO).
The EDO teams 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
Both awards recognize excellence and creativity in furthering the Citys economic
development priorities. The awards also allow for an opportunity to share best practices with
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 www.mississauga.ca/business.
As Canadas 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.
Alexis Fung Fook
Public Affairs Consultant