Oakville Economic Development wins marketing award

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 – for immediate release

Oakville Economic Development wins marketing award

February 17, 2010 – For immediate release
The Town of Oakville’s Economic Development department won top prize in the category of “Technology – Interactive Databases” from the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) for its online Available Sites Database. Developed in-house by town staff in Economic Development and in Information Technology and Solutions, this Internet tool provides the real estate and development industries with detailed information about available commercial and industrial properties in Oakville.

“Council has a vested interest in making our town a place where people want to live and work,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “This award recognizes the hard work of our town staff in developing a tool to aid in business attraction, retention and expansion activities.”

The EDCO Awards of Excellence honour organizations for their efforts in promoting their communities for location, investment and tourism opportunities. Expert judges reviewed over 130 entries that covered everything from promotional brochures to infrastructure development projects. Judges from specialized areas of expertise were assigned to critique specific categories.

“We are very proud to accept this provincial award on behalf of the town. Our online tools are one way we are improving the quality of service we bring to the business community,” Dorothy St. George, director of Economic Development said.

At the annual EDCO conference, Oakville’s Economic Development department also received honourable mention for its quarterly electronic newsletter, which is sent to Members of Council, town staff, the business community and industrial commercial realtors. The newsletter provides development highlights, business statistics and issues of interest.

EDCO is the country’s largest provincial economic development association with membership close to 600 from private and public sectors.

To learn more about Oakville’s Economic Development department visit the economic development website. If you’d like to receive the Economic Development newsletter, please send an email to mpowers@oakville.ca.


For more information contact:
Dorothy St. George
Director, Economic Development
Town of Oakville

Gisèle Shaw
Manager, Corporate Communications
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3166

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