WHEREAS; the International Economic Development Council is the largest professional economic development organization dedicated to serving  economic developers energy; and,

WHEREAS; for almost 50 years the Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) a network of economic developers in the province, has been committed to advancing the economic development profession by providing resources, training and networking opportunities; and, 

WHEREAS; communities rely on economic development professionals to promote economic well-being and quality of life; for communities like Stony Plain that means coordinating activities that create, retain, and expand jobs in order to facilitate growth, enhance wealth, and provide a stable tax base; and,

WHEREAS; economic developers stimulate and incubate entrepreneurism in order to help establish the next generation of new businesses, which is the hallmark of Alberta’s economy; and,

WHEREAS; economic developers are engaged in a wide variety of settings including rural and urban, local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities, and a variety of other institutions; and,

WHEREAS; economic developers attract and retain high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions; and

WHEREAS; economic developers work in Stony Plain, Alberta; and,

THEREFORE, I, Mayor William Choy, of the Town of Stony Plain, do hereby proclaim May 8-12, 2023 as Economic Development Week. 

 Dated this May 8, 2023