Prestigious award presented by Economic Development Council of Ontario 

Last night, Ajax Council was presented with the ‘2019 Community Influencer of Year Award’ at the annual Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO) President’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Toronto.  

The top award recognized Council’s 365 Days of Influence in 2019. Council was praised for their extensive community engagement, focus on business development and attraction, innovative leadership and strategic collaboration. 

From partnering with Durham College’s AI Hub to deliver AI and cyber security training to residents and businesses, to identifying and envisioning the 1nnovation Village initiative, Ajax made it known in 2019 that we are relevant, innovative and ready for investment. 

“Guided by our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, Council is taking Ajax to the next level by pursuing a targeted economic and urban-focused course. We have all the markings – strong leadership, an environment-first philosophy, a growing diverse population, fully serviced employment lands, a transforming downtown – of a community prepared to take the next steps to ensure a prosperous future. This award, presented by the leading industry professionals reaffirms that we are on the right course.”    

-       Mayor Shaun Collier, Town of Ajax 

Quick Facts 

  • The Economic Development Council of Ontario is an independent, non-profit association of persons in the economic development profession.
  • The EDCO Awards of Excellence is a well-established program recognizing outstanding economic development initiatives and individuals in the Province of Ontario.
  • Recipients of the EDCO Awards of Excellence are viewed as leaders in economic development.

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