At the regular Feb.8, 2022 County of Wetaskiwin Council meeting, council declared May 9-13, 2022, as Economic Development Week in the County of Wetaskiwin.
During this week the county will join other communities across North America in recognizing and celebrating the contributions made by professional economic developers to make their communities more vibrant and liveable.
By recognizing Economic Development Week, the County is taking the opportunity to celebrate and promote the growth and development of our region,” said County of Wetaskiwin Reeve, Josh Bishop.
“The county continues to support economic development year-round through the work of JEDI, the Pigeon Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Leduc, Nisku, and Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Economic Development Week was created in 2016 by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). In a public release the county stated that, “Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.”
Director of the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) Joan Miller said, “JEDI is proud that our partner Municipality, the County of Wetaskiwin has proclaimed May 9-13, 2022, as ‘Economic Development Week.’”
“Economic Development is so much more than just creating jobs and supporting business, it is also improving the quality of life in our communities by making them a better place to live, work and have fun.”