Business and innovation | October 23, 2014
City of Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion became an honorary Certified Economic Developer at the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) annual conference, October 19-22, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Mayor McCallion was presented with her IEDC Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs) status by Neil Everson, IEDC board member at a formal dinner on Tuesday, October 21.
“I am very honoured to receive this designation from IEDC,” said Mayor Hazel McCallion. “I’m very proud of the strong economic development team we have at the City of Mississauga; I share this award with them.”
IEDC also awarded Mayor McCallion with the IEDC Public Service Award in 2003.
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,400 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. iedconline.org.