The City of Mississauga’s Director of Economic Development, Susan Amring has been elected to the board of directors for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for a two-year term. The IEDC is the world’s largest membership organization serving the economic development profession. Appointments were announced at IEDC’s 2015 Annual Conference, held October 4 to 7, in Anchorage, Alaska.
“Susan has a long and successful track record in championing economic growth and prosperity for the city,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “Her leadership and dedication, coupled with more than 25 years of experience in municipal government management will be a valued asset to the board of directors for the International Economic Development Council.”
Amring was appointed the Director of the City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office (EDO) in 2012. Her division is responsible for business attraction, growth and start-up in Mississauga.
Susan Amring, CEcD, Ec.D.
Director of Economic Development
Susan Amring is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Mississauga. The City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office (EDO) provides information and services to help businesses grow and prosper in Mississauga. Amring has more than 25 years of municipal government management experience, covering economic development, planning, communications and the Mayor’s Office. As her current responsibilities include business attraction, business retention, business start-up, marketing and research, Amring is always seeking opportunities to understand the evolving needs of business and match the offerings of the City of Mississauga with forward-looking businesses. Amring has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Waterloo and has received her designation as a Certified Economic Developer from both IEDC and the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC).
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,600 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. For more information, visit iedconline.org.