Representatives from the City’s Economic Development Office were recognized by Mississauga City Council today for receiving multiple awards and recognitions. In October during the annual International Economic Development Council (IEDC) conference, the City received two awards – a Gold standing in the Special Purpose Website category for its microsite winthehumanrace.ca and a Silver standing for its Business Attraction and Investment videos.
“I have always said that the City of Mississauga is home to a team of professional, hardworking and talented individuals, who take tremendous pride in the work they do on behalf of the residents, organizations and businesses of our community,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Congratulations to Susan Amring and everyone from Mississauga’s Economic Development Office, who have rightly earned these multiple awards and distinctions. Because of their outstanding work, Mississauga continues to enjoy a strong reputation as a leading destination to attract foreign-direct investment, start a new business venture, expand service offerings, and achieve unrivalled success.”
IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials and the year’s most influential leaders.
The Business Attraction and Investment videos also received top prize in the Promotional Video Category at the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC) Marketing Canada Awards. EDAC’s Marketing Canada Awards acknowledge communities across Canada who have been successful in their marketing efforts.
Mississauga was also ranked as a top 10 overall Large American City of the Future 2015/2016, according to fDi Magazine. The ranking system focused on a mixture of data and expert opinions to rank cities that have the best prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion. In addition, the City placed third for connectivity, fourth for business friendliness and fifth for fDi Strategy.
“Being the recipient of multiple awards from organizations such as the IEDC speaks to Mississauga’s growing profile as a leading business destination internationally,” said Susan Amring, Director of Economic Development. “As the City continues to invest in long-term growth and development, it is our hope that these actions will attract and develop talent and businesses that will contribute to Mississauga’s diverse business community”.
The City’s Economic Development Office also received Honourable Mention for Top Canadian Economic Development Group as part of Site Selection’s “Canada’s Best Locations 2015 Award” rankings.