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Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) operates under the strategic direction of a 25-member Board of Directors. For the past 10 years, EDL has successfully implemented strategic priorities within the following core business areas:

    • Investment Attraction
    • Business Retention & Expansion
    • Convention & Event Development
    • Respect & Reputation


This timeline is intended to provide you with information on the major projects and initiatives we have worked on.

You can also visit our Choose Lethbridge You Tube Channel to view the timeline video which touches on these projects and features several former and current members of the EDL staff and Board.

Jump to year:  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003

In 2015 EDL, through tecconnect, offered 15 training sessions and hosted 4 events to empower entrepreneurs and add to the business diversity in Lethbridge. Th...
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19 organizations of Team Lethbridge head to Edmonton on fourth mission


Team Let...
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Renae Barlow, VP tecconnect and Business Development, was recognized by Start-Up Canada as a runner-up in the category of Entrepreneur Promotion.
Girls Learning Code hosted at tecconnect
tecconnect sponsored the Lethbridge chapter of Ladies Learning Code to offers an all-girls one day website building workshop as part of a national initiative....
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Accelerate South 50

As a partner in RINSA, EDL supported the third Accelerate SOUTH5...
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In order to support continued efforts in Investment Attraction, EDL exhibits at multiple tradeshows, including GIS in the Rockies (Denver), Western Innovation Forum (Vancouver) and GeoAlberta (Edmonton). This allows EDL to profile the Choose Lethbridge br
EDL promotes Lethbridge to over 400 attendees gathered in Toronto for the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
This conference focuses on both suppliers and buyers and gives an opportunity for destinations to meet with event planners to uncover their needs and discuss opportunities. It...
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EDL, in partnership with Lethbridge County, facilitates industry visits and post-secondary tours for a delegation from Anyang County, Henan Province, China.


Lethbridge was well represented at the Canadia...
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EDL CEO joins the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce delegation to China to better understand the history and culture of this increasingly important trade partner.
Future China Business to Business exchanges will play a role in EDL’s targeted investment attraction strategy....
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Lethbridge recognized on an international stage


The Intelligent Com...
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Art of Leadership in Calgary
EDL hosts a ‘bus load’ of community leaders to attend the Art of Leadership series in Calgary. By providing both unique professional development and networking opp...
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Lethbridge is part of National Learn to Code Day
Ladies Learning Code, a national not-for-profit offering beginner-friendly tech education, announces the third year of the Canada-wide initiative designed to promote technolog...
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EDL signs MOU with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to support governments and agencies towards fostering sustainable economic development in Caribbean Communities through Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED).
EDL launches intelligentYQL.ca to raise awareness about the intelligent community initiative and gather community feedback which helps inform strategy development.
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Technology continues to fuel business ideas and academic innovation
Economic Development Lethbridge, through tecconnect, continues to support growth in the high-tech sector by providing entrepreneurial and employment oppo...
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EDL supports the inaugural Southern Alberta Truck Expo recognizing the significant contribution this industry has in Lethbridge
Dupont Pioneer celebrates grand opening
DuPont Pioneer completes construction of its multimillion dollar research facility east of Lethbridge. The 22,500 square foot facility, and more than 100 acres of research plo...
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Intelligent Community Strategy Development Begins
Under the framework of the Integral Strategy Roadmap, a diverse group of community members begins a 6-month journey to develop an in-depth strategy to guide the Intelligent Co...
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Start-up entrepreneurs to benefit from experts at sold-out pilot project session
Economic Development Lethbridge, in partnership with Innovate Calgary, host a pilot project to bring the Innovator’s Toolkit to Lethbridge entrepreneurs. This seminar hi...
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Tourism Strategy Committee moving forward on Destination Management Plan
Work begins on a comprehensive tourism management plan for Lethbridge to enhance opportunities in the meeting, event and tourism industry. The committee, chaired by councillor...
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Members of the EDL team and City of Lethbridge IT Business Unit attend the annual Intelligent Community Forum Summit in Toronto. This is an opportunity to learn best practices from other communities who have been successful in their Intelligent Community
Diversity in wealth-generating industries means stable growth for Lethbridge economy


The Conf...
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tecconnect joins the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN)
A cross-Canada network of innovation hubs collaborating to support Canada’s digital entrepreneurs. Through membership in this national network, tec...
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Lethbridge@Work Publication receives provincial recognition
Economic Development Lethbridge, works in partnership with Lethbridge Living, to launch a magazine with a business focused target audience. By communicating and promoting the ...
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Trevor Lewington joins Economic Development Lethbridge as its newest Chief Executive Officer
“I'm excited to join the award-winning EDL team - they have a strong legacy of proven results and innovative thinking,” says Trevor Lewington. “It's ...
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Lethbridge featured in special section of Alberta Venture Magazine


On the Ground: Lethbridge, sponsored by Canadi...
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Long-time CEO leaving EDL for new opportunities
The Board of Directors for Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) announces the resignation of CEO Cheryl Dick, effective April 3, 2015.
 
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In 2014 Lethbridge hosts a diverse range of conferences for the first time, including:
  • The Canadian Badlands Tourism Conferences
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The overall economic direct spend impact for Convention & Event activity for 2014 reaches $10,356,900, exceeding the anticipated target of $7.5 to $10 million.
Celebrating Tec Success


EDL, in partnership with the Lethbridge...
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Lethbridge@Work, premier issue of local business magazine, hits the stands


As part of ongoing...
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Lethbridge is recognized by Alberta Venture as the ‘Best Community for Incubating IT’


The November publication ...
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Federated Co-Operative Ltd. chooses Lethbridge for Alberta expansion
Following information-based support over several months, South County CO-OP opens two new gas bars in the Chinook Business Park South and in Westgate, adding to an Agro Centre...
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Board approves 2015-2018 strategic plan: Economic Development for a First-Class Small City


EDL places more emphasis in ...
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Business and community leaders discuss Intelligent Community designation for Lethbridge
Economic Development Lethbridge and the City of Lethbridge IT Business Unit host two engagement sessions to discuss a move toward an ‘Intelligent Community’ design...
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Partnership-based approached highlights Lethbridge in a significant way at the Geoalberta Conference


Economic Development Let...
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Lethbridge wins bid to host 2015 Skate Canada International Competition
Lethbridge will welcome the best figure skaters in the world for head-to-head competition in men, ladies, pair and ice dance disciplines from October 30 to November 1, 2015. E...
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Wayne Gretzky in Lethbridge for Greatness in Leadership Conference


Approximately 1,600 people attend the 2...
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Ivartek Heavy Equipment Services opens in Broxburn Business Park
EDL and Lethbridge County work with IvarTek from the winter of 2013 to support the start-up of this locally owned and operated business. IvarTek provides diagnostic, preventat...
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MCV Professional Services chooses Lethbridge for their first Western Canadian location, working closely with the local agricultural and manuf...
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Clear Sky announces the purchase of CKVN Lethbridge to expand their local radio presence. The rebranded ‘98.1 The Bridge’ replaces Christian forma...
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International media buy highlights geospatial industry in Lethbridge
Lethbridge has a presence in six major publications as part of an overall initiative to raise awareness about the opportunities for high-tech employment and investment attract...
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EDL launches the Choose Lethbridge mobile site to create a user-friendly experience on all devices. This involves converting more than 200 core pages to a mob...
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New Lethbridge transit service routes better connect workforce to industry
Lethbridge Transit Services announces redesigned transit routes creating improved connectivity and access to industrial areas from residential neighbourhoods across the city. ...
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Wild Craft Brewery breaks ground for a new restaurant and brewery
The operation will be the first of its kind to operate in the southern Alberta region since the closure of the Molson-owned ‘House of Lethbridge’ more than 25 year...
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Majority of citizens satisfied with quality of life in Lethbridge
Perceptions about the quality of life in Lethbridge continue to be extremely positive among city residents. Of those surveyed in an Ipsos Reid poll, 98% responded that the ove...
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Due to the strength and vibrancy of the agriculture industry in the region, Lethbridge hosts the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference and the Expand
Dupont breaks ground on new ultra-early maturity corn research facility


DuPont Pioneer begins construction of a new multi-millio...
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Information and cultural industries show 100% employment growth
The Conference Board of Canada’s 2014 Mid-Sized Cities Outlook shows noteworthy growth in the emerging Information and Cultural industry. With a GDP increase of 12.3% an...
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Agriculture education investments demonstrate critical value of this industry for the future


The University of Lethbridge (U of L) will rec...
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EDL continues to raise awareness about the growing high tech sector in Lethbridge by attending the Canadian Geospatial Community Round Table along with 100 other geospatial industry leaders from across Canada.
EDL partners with Chinook Country Tourist Association and Lethbridge Sport Council in Stakeholder Discussion
In order to support the continued evolution of the leisure, sport and meeting/convention business for the city and region, these three organizations host a discussion with key...
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Economic Development Lethbridge receives provincial awards


The Economic Developers of Alberta (EDA) recognize two EDL projects wi...
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Annual rotary conference celebrates success and 100 years of rotary in Alberta
More than 300 Rotarians from across Rotary International District 5360 gather in Lethbridge for their annual District Conference focusing on the Rotary Worldwide theme of &lsq...
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EDL partners with Blackbridge to create impact at national conference
The 2014 Geospatial Advancement conference in Ottawa brings together key players in the geospatial industry from across Canada. As one of a handful of sponsors, EDL and BlackB...
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Lethbridge College adds millions of dollars to the southern Alberta economy
Lethbridge College and its graduates contribute nearly half a billion dollars to the economic health of the city, region, province and country. A recent study shows that Lethb...
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Alberta Geomatics Group (AGG) holds first Lethbridge meeting at tecconnect
EDL actively works with geospatial related associations and groups to support local activities, raise awareness and engage with industry members and post-secondary students. A...
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tecconnect.ca mobile website launches to enhance the user experience in a smart phone environment.
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46 major employers provide total of 21,000 jobs in Lethbridge
The 2013 Major Employers Survey conducted by Economic Development Lethbridge identifies 46 businesses in Lethbridge who employ more than 100 people. The top 10 employers in Le...
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Viterra acquires LIT, making it the company’s largest Alberta elevator
The Lethbridge Inland Terminal (LIT) facility, listed by the Canadian Grain Commission at 41,190 tonnes of handling capacity, is one of the 10 largest primary elevators in the...
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Laporte consultants chooses Lethbridge for sixth Canadian office
Laporte, a Canadian firm with more than 200 employees, operates in Canada, the United States and Europe.  ...
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Events EDL supported in 2013 have direct spend impact of $12.8 million on local economy.
Government funding sets Lethbridge future on exciting track for years to come


The Redford government...
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Largest biogas cogeneration project in Canada opens in Lethbridge
After more than 12 years of planning and preparation, the $30 million state-of-the-art facility is opened. Lethbridge BioGas uses manure and other organic wastes to produce ga...
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tec & mingle attracts 170 attendees for second successful event


Economic Development L...
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EDL partners with MNP to learn more about Lethbridge companies and their plans


This collaborative study provides an overview of economic indic...
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tecconnect, an initiative of EDL, demonstrates progress in technology-focused business
Over the past two years, 28 jobs have been created by tecconnect with 50% involving local post-secondary graduates. Since the fourth quarter of 2011, the entr...
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tecconnect celebrates first two graduates
EDL celebrates the graduation of two tecconnect entrepreneurs. GranDuke Geomatics commercializes their business and moves into a new office space downtown. Gr...
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EDL launches the re-designed www.te...
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Knowledge economy diversification a focus for EDL
After completing research around knowledge economy investment attraction, the Economic Development Lethbridge team develops strategies to move forward with a Targeted Inve...
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Sunnyrose Cheese set to expand operations
As part of a $23.5 million investment, Sunnyrose Cheese (a division of Agropur) successfully creates a new wastewater agreement with the City of Lethbridge to build a pipeline...
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tecconnect sponsors Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge and welcomes first-ever student entrepreneur team.


Synbiologica, a group of Univ...
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Canada's top young scientists compete at the 52nd Annual Canada Wide Science Fair in Lethbridge
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Approximately 1,100 students, supporters, dignitaries and...
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EDL hosts SOUTH50 Business Development Luncheon: Tools and Information for Business Success


Accelerate SOUTH50 is Alberta’s only...
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tecconnect welcomes new clients and celebrates innovative advancements
A media event welcomes API Labs Inc. and FailProof Technology Inc. as two new client companies to tecconnect bringing office capacity to 75%. Existing tecconn...
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Lethbridge GDP grows by $487 million


The Conference Board of C...
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Egg Processing Innovations Cooperative (EPIC) plant begins operation in Lethbridge
EPIC is a farmer-owned co-operative with 135 shareholders from across the province. It is the first egg breaking plant of its kind in Alberta. The 19,000 square foot facility ...
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Richardson Oilseed Limited, one of the largest canola oil processors in North America, announces it will enhance efficiencies at the Lethbridge location throu...
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Lethbridge is ranked the 9th best place to live in Canada according to MoneySense magazine. Lethbridge is also recognized as the 4th best mid-sized city in wh...
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EDL Celebrating 10 Years of Success


To commemorate a decade of progress in promoting Lethbridge as ...
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This is Success in Lethbridge!


EDL launches a marketing initiative designed to raise commun...
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EDL and Lethbridge Chamber support new opportunities for post-secondary students
After a tour of both institutions, the Boards endorse the proposed construction projects at both Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge indicating the facilities ...
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More than 1,000 athletes, family members and supporters are expected in Lethbridge for the 2015 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games. This four-day event will generate $562,500 in economic impact for the city.

The 2013-2014 Convention and Event Planner and new website are released with the support of 57 industry partners to showcase the convention, meeting and event...
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Events EDL supported in 2012 have direct spend impact of $17.1 million on local economy.
Lethbridge Ranked 9th Most Entrepreneurial City in Canada by The Canadian Federation of Independent Business and 4th Best Mid-Sized City.
The University of Lethbridge Achieves a Top Three Position in the 2012 Maclean's University Rankings and Ranks No.1 as the Top Undergraduate Research University by Research Infosource
This is the University’s highest ranking with Maclean’s since the primarily undergraduate category was established in 1992.  Macleans also refers to the U of ...
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Inaugural 'Tec & Mingle' a Success!

Economic Development Lethbridge, in partnership with the Lethbridge Chamb...
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Lethbridge is among Canada’s top 100 for real estate investors according to The Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine.
Team Lethbridge Heads to Edmonton for Third Time
Lethbridge’s many strengths and opportunities – including a diversified economy, rich arts and cultural heritage, strong public sector leadership and industry stre...
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EDL Awarded the Highest National Economic Development Award
Economic Development Lethbridge ‘Choose Lethbridge’ is the recipient of the

EDAC RBC Economic Development Achievement of the Year Award for tecconnect...
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tecconnect Exceeds First-Year Target
      

Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) anno...
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Richardson Oilseed Ltd. Invests $15 Million to Expand and Upgrade Canola Manufacuturing Operations
This major expansion to one of the city’s largest and longest running agri-food processors continues to build a strong ag cluster for the future....
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More than 3,000 athletes, coaches and officials from across the province converge in Lethbridge for the Alberta summer games bringing an estimated economic impact of $4.5 million.
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Lethbridge Hosts The 2012 Royale Cup Canadian Women's Amateur Championship
This event is the country's most prestigious female amateur golf championship....
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Alberta Venture Magazine Ranks Lethbridge in the Top 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada
- Ranking No. 2 for 'Best Community In the High Tech Sector'....
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AEMI Participates in the Westjet Regional Airline Presentation Day
The Airport Enhancement and Marketing Initiative (AEMI) steering committee is invited to participate, on behalf of Lethbridge, in WestJet Regional Airline Presentation Day and...
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EDL Supports Entrepreneurship Through Participation in Startup Canada

Economic Development Lethbridge hosts Startup Canada as part of an entrep...
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With support from EDL and our partners, The Pacific Northwest Shrine Association chooses Lethbridge for their 2013 conference.
Economic Development Lethbridge Launches a Social Media Pilot Project
Economic Development Lethbridge launches a social media pilot project to create the framework for a comprehensive, effective and sustainable strategy to maximize the existing ...
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Enmax Centre Completes $33.7 Million Renovation And Expansion Construction Project

The expansion and renovation of the ENMAX Centre transformed the facility...
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$55 Million Pledged to Lethbridge College Trades and Technology Renewal and Innovation Project
The funding is promised on behalf of the Government of Alberta’s post-secondary capital funding project. ”This will allow for one of the finest facilities in the p...
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PepsiCo Beverages Canada Announces New Construction Project
PepsiCo Beverages Canada held a groundbreaking ceremony to announce the start of construction on a 9,600 square foot LEED-certified warehouse distribution facility in Lethbrid...
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tecconnect Project Garners Provincial Awards
Economic Development Lethbridge was presented with the Alex Metcalf award for tecconnect – An Alberta centre for new commerce. This overall award...
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Lethbridge is Ranked 25th out of 190 Cities in the "Best Places in Canada to Live" by MoneySense Magazine
  • 10th Best Place to Live in Canada in our population category
  • 7th Best Place in Canada when it comes to finding a job
  • 11th Best Pla...
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Ford World Women's Curling Championship Brings an Estimated $4.5 Million to the Lethbridge Economy
On March 17-25, 2012 competitors from across Canada and 11 curling nations take part in the nine-day world tournament that attracts 55,400 people. Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executi...
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Industry Round Table on the Economy (IROTE)
Local industry leaders come together for a unique opportunity to pro-actively discuss the barriers, challenges and opportunities that apply within the context of Lethbridge bu...
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tecconnect Welcomes New Clients


Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) announces the first fo...
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Events EDL supported and assisted in 2011 have direct spend impact of $10.5 million on local economy.
The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, Announces an Investment of up to $31.14 Million Over Six Years in Kyoto Fuels Corporation Through the ecoENERGY for Biofuels Program.

Canada strengthened its position as a clean energy superpower with a Gove...
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52nd Annual Canada Wide Science Fair Chooses Lethbridge
In May 2013, CWSF 2013 will bring Canada's top young scientists to Lethbridge and provide a unique opportunity to showcase southern Alberta’s culture, industry, rese...
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Economic Development Lethbridge Supports the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in their Bid to Win the 25th Anniversary of the Canada Divisions' Conference for Lethbridge
In 2013 over 200 members of the Canada District will gather in Lethbridge for outstanding education sessions and an opportunity to network with administrative professionals fr...
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Lethbridge ranked 8th most entrepreneurial city in Canada by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
Red Arrow Motorcoach announces service to Lethbridge.
Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) Begins Service
With support from the Government of Alberta and Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures, Economic Development Lethbridge, the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College form...
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Construction Begins on Lethbridge Biogas LP
(ECB ENVIRO NORTH AMERICA INC AND PLANT BIOGAS SOLUTIONS INC.) 
The commencement of construction marks 10 years of project planning and development on this 2.85 MW...
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EDL Works With Partners to Successfully Host the Football Canada Cup
The event, held July 9-15, generates an estimated $1.6 million in economic impact to the community.  ...
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‘tec it out’ Celebration Marks the Grand Opening of tecconnect – An Alberta centre for new commerce

Together with its partners, Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) ce...
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Economic Trends & Forecast Luncheon Features Tech Business Expert

Best-selling author and technology forecaster Leonard Brody delivers his ...
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The Lethbridge Jazz Society presents an inaugural four-day festival that showcases the talents of local, national and international jazz artists.
Lethbridge Awareness Campaign Wins Provincial Awards
EDL, in conjunction with six partners, launches a Mind Blowing Facts campaign to highlight amazing but often little known facts about Lethbridge and elevate the perception of ...
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Economic Development Lethbridge, Together with MNP, Conducts a Supply Chain Analysis of the Lethbridge Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector
The project received financial support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). Based on this analysis, recommendations ...
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tecconnect - An Alberta centre for new commerce Introduced Along with First Client

Two important milestones are celebrated for the Lethbridge technolog...
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2012 Women's World Curling Championship
EDL supports the Enmax in their request to obtain City Council support in hosting the 2012 Women’s World Curling Championship which is set for March 17 to 25, 2012....
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15 Partners Tell the Lethbridge Story to Leaders in Edmonton

Lethbridge’s many strengths and opportunities – includin...
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Meeting Planners from Eastern Canada Experience Lethbridge

Economic Development Lethbridge, in partnership with Travel Alberta ...
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EDL Launches "Online, Interactive & Ready For Business" Website & Interactive Mapping Tool

Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) adds leading edge interactive ...
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Pilot Advisory Panel Formed to Guide Implementation of TCC

Construction of the new Lethbridge Technology Commercialization Cent...
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More than 250 fire fighters attend the three-day Southern Alberta Fire Department Conference which features a range of keynote speakers including Alberta’s first and only female regional fire chief Cammie Laird.
59th Annual Western Cities Conference
The City of Lethbridge hosts the 59th Annual Western Cities Conference for human resource professionals from across Western Canada. Over 135 delegates attend the conference, w...
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The Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre holds grand opening to showcase the $8.5 million renovation which includes 105 rooms and more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space.
Mind Blowing Fact - We're Having a Party and You're Invited!

EDL launches a marketing campaign designed to highlight the often li...
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TCC Construction Begins 'Paving The Way' to Further Economic Diversification

Construction of the new Lethbridge Technology Commercialization Cent...
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International Meeting Planners Converge in Vancouver and EDL is There to Greet Them

The 2010 Meeting Planners International (MPI) World Education Congre...
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Canadian Youth Judo Championships
More than 450 athletes between the ages of 13 to 19 and 85 coaches from across Canada attend the Canadian Youth Judo Championships, which qualifies athletes for the Canadian J...
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National CanWEA Event
The two-day national CanWEA event in Toronto is an opportunity for new companies to learn about what it takes to enter the market and for established companies to build their ...
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More Than 50 Community Leaders 'Get Connected' to the Technology Commercialization Centre
EDL hosts an event to engage community leaders and interested stakeholders through participation in a plenary session to generate ideas, share knowledge and stimulate innovati...
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Celebration of Convention & Event Success

Economic Development Lethbridge hosts an event to celebrate meetings...
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EDL Part of Travel Alberta Provincial Roadshow to Build Momentum in Eastern Canada
EDL represents southern Alberta at Travel Alberta’s three major client events in eastern Canada, along with delegates from Banff, Calgary and Edmonton. The travel Albert...
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Six Partners Join EDL in Developing a Dynamic Awareness Campaign
Along with Economic Development Lethbridge and the City of Lethbridge, six other organizations are excited to leverage funding and maximize impact of a myth-busting promotiona...
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Lethbridge is the 11th Best Place to Live in Canada according to MoneySense Magazine. It is the highest placing city in Alberta.
The EDL Team Develops an Integrated Marketing Plan to Attract Even More Conventions and Events to Lethbridge

For the first time, EDL partners with the Destination Marketing Fund...
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SAAEP Benchmarks Three Years of Progressive Activity
Board members from the three SAAEP organizations meet to review highlights from the partnership and discuss future strategic priorities which focus on alternative energy as an...
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2010 Southern Alberta Library Conference
Lethbridge hosts the 2010 Southern Alberta Library Conference as organized by the Chinook Arch Regional Library System. More than 170 participants from across southern Alberta...
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Largest Project in EDL History is Launched with Government of Canada and Private Sector Support

Rick Casson, Member of Parliament for Lethbridge, on behalf of the H...
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Successful Site Tour Lands Frito Lay Conference
A site tour with a meeting planner earlier in the year results in the Frito Lay Western Canada Conference choosing Lethbridge over other popular destinations. 
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EDL Creates the Economic Indicators Dashboard to Track, Compile, Compare and Monitor Economic Indicators in the Region

Data is collected on the following topics; Bankruptcy, Business Lice...
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Former WestJet Executive Ready to Connect Lethbridge Airport to the World
With more than 20 years of senior management experience in domestic and international aviation, tourism and business development, John Hamilton is hired by the Airport Enhance...
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Events EDL Supported and Assisted in 2009 Have Direct Spend Impact of $9.1 Million on Local Economy.
SAAEP Makes Presentation to Government of Alberta
Representatives of the Southern Alberta Energy Partnership (SAAEP) travel to Edmonton to encourage the Government of Alberta to use southern Alberta as an opportunity to gener...
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Two Hundred and Fifty Fire Fighters from Southern Alberta Meet in Lethbridge
Delegates gather to gain knowledge and enhance skills at the Southern Alberta Fire Department Conference. Direct spend impact in Lethbridge from these kinds of 'home-...
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American Firm Expands its Lethbridge-Based Operation
Since opening its facility and beginning production in Fall 2007, Ring Container Technologies Inc. doubles production at its first Canadian-based plastics manufacturing plant....
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Fort Whoop-Up Welcomes International Fur Trade Symposium
National Historic Site Fort Whoop-Up hosts fur trade enthusiasts attending a five day symposium. Economic Development Lethbridge worked with the Fort to attract this event tha...
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Airport Enhancement and Marketing Initiative

The County of Lethbridge and the City of Lethbridge announce a joint effo...
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EDAC Recognizes EDL For Best Advertisement

EDL, in conjunction with five area Industrial Park Developers, created a ...
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100th Anniversary Bridge Lighting

In the spirit of celebration, Del Allen of DA Electric Ltd., in conjuncti...
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National Economist Addresses Local Business Community at Second Annual EDL Trends and Forecast Luncheon
Mr. Craig Wright, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist for RBC Financial, speaks to the Lethbridge business community at the second annual Economic Trends and Forecast Lu...
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Lethbridge Twinning Society Representative goes to Seville Spain for United Nations Seminar
Harold Pereverseff profiles Lethbridge to delegates from around the world....
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Destination Marketing Fund (DMF) Partnership
A group of local hoteliers within the Lethbridge Lodging Association, form a partnership known as the Destination Marketing Fund (DMF) Partnership, with the goal of marketing ...
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Southern Alberta is Promoted for Investment and Training at World's Largest Wind Conference

The Southern Alberta Alternative Energy Partnership (SAAEP) and Leth...
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Industry Roundtable on the Economy 2009
Industry Leaders and Association Partners come together in the first meeting of its kind to collectively develop strategies that maintain and build upon our local economic str...
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Southgrow Regional Initiative Recognizes EDL with Award of Excellence for Investment and Business Attraction
Collaborative business park ad campaign seen as best in class for the region....
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A Wind Energy Cluster Action Plan (WECAP) completed by SAAEP and Lethbridge College, sets the strategic direction for wind energy related business attraction.
Local Airline Adds Calgary Flight Schedule for Traveler Convenience
Integra Air has seen an opportunity and is filling a demand to add air service to Calgary. This service targets both the local business traveler who conducts business in Calga...
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Lethbridge to Get Green, Clean Energy with New Biogas Plant
ECB Enviro North America and StormFisher Biogas have partnered to build a 3.2 megawatt biogas plant in Lethbridge. Once operational, the plant will offset the carbon dioxide e...
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Lethbridge Business and Industry Associations Partner to Provide Perspective on Area Economy
In light of recent global economic negativity seven of the city’s major associations came together to provide perspective on the area economy, based on information they ...
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The Second Convention & Event Planner Publication is Produced with 21 New Partners SIgned on

This publication is the cornerstone marketing tool for attracting a...
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2008 Events EDL Supported and Assisted Have Direct Spend Impact of $7.4 Million on Local Economy.
Grand Opening for $23 Million Inland Terminal

Lethbridge Inland Terminal Ltd. announces the grand opening of its ...
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Commercial Realtors and Land Developers Partner with EDL to Promote Area Business Parks

Economic Development Lethbridge, in conjunction with five area Indu...
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Team Lethbridge

Newly formed Team Lethbridge, composed of leaders from 12 local organiza...
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Coast Hotels & Resorts Chooses Lethbridge

Economic Development Lethbridge is pleased with the confirmed announceme...
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Corporate Meeting & Events Magazine highlights Lethbridge’s booming convention and events industry with full-page articles and photos. Lethbridge captures headline profile in the Prairie Provinces section.
National Economist Addresses Lethbridge Business Community

Dr. Warren Jestin, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist for Sc...
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Lethbridge Ranks in The Top 50 of Canada's Best Places to Live in MoneySense Magazine.
Lethbridge Ranks In The Top 10 Cities In Alberta Venture Magazine for Best to Invest in Alberta.
Braman Furniture Re-employment Strategy is Successful in Supporting Workers and Employers
The local strategy to mitigate the effects of the shutdown of Braman Furniture International Inc. is successful in re-employing 95% of the 140 displaced local employees. With ...
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Commercial Real Estate Statistics Encourage Investors to Choose Lethbridge
Comprehensive, accurate and timely Lethbridge commercial real estate statistics are now available on-line. These statistics add a new dimension to attracting investors to choo...
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EDL Celebrates Five Years of Progress

More than 50 community leaders along with the Premier of Alberta Ed...
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Southern Alberta Alternative Energy Partnership (SAAEP) completes two major alternative energy studies and posts them for industry access on www.saaep.ca.
“You Belong Here” Labour Force Initiative exceeds $750,000 in value to community and partners.
"Celebrate Lethbridge" Listing of Unique Lethbridge Attributes and Statistics Now an Online Resource
Economic Development Lethbridge has undertaken the initiative to build a comprehensive listing of world and national class attributes of our city. In November 2007, Economic D...
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ECB Enviro North America receives regulatory approvals to proceed with innovative waste-to-energy operation.
Canadian Antiques Roadshow runs first of five programs featuring Lethbridge and region; generates nearly $2.5 million in media value for Lethbridge.
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SAAEP holds public news conference to announce completion of Green Growth Plan and bio-diesel feasibility study and posts on www.saaep.ca.
Local Beef Producers Benefit From Border Opening
Enhanced relationships between EDL and Travel Alberta results on “big city” exposure in international promotional publication. ...
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Economic Development Lethbridge Wins EDAC National Marketing Award for 2007-2008 County of Lethbridge Business Investment Profile
Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL), working in conjunction with the County of Lethbridge, has been awarded first place for the County of Lethbridge Business Investment Prof...
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Lethbridge and Economic Development Lethbridge Ranked in the Top 10's of Site Selection Magazine’s International Survey for Best to Invest Canada
Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) is pleased to announce that Lethbridge has ranked in the top 10 of the best to Invest Canada 2007 Rankings as published by Site Selection...
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Summer issue of Corporate Meeting & Events magazine states "Lethbridge has stepped out of the shadows and into the meeting industry spotlight."
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Southern Ontario Labour Recruitment Project Expanded to Collaborate with Other Alberta Cities
Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) announced today their partnership with five other Alberta cities to participate in the National Job Fair on September 26 and 27 in Toront...
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Lethbridge Inland Terminal Ltd, Announces Construction of a $20 Million Facility Near Lethbridge

Lethbridge Inland Terminal Ltd. is pleased to announce that the construc...
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Kyoto Fuels Corporation Announces Bio-Diesel Plant Construction in The County of Lethbridge

Kyoto Fuels Corporation is proud to announce the construction of a ...
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BCT Structures Inc. chooses Lethbridge for production of transportable accommodation and office structures; builds 100,000 square foot publication facility.
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New partner marketing campaign launched for Convention & Event Development; includes new show booth, planner publication and website.
EDL launches southern Ontario recruitment initiative, by attending National Job Fair in Toronto, attracting interest from more than 1,500 people.
Canadian Antiques Roadshow Television Program Chooses Lethbridge (Over Red Deer) for Alberta Stop
The Antiques Roadshow has chosen Lethbridge as one of six Canadian cities to host the show this spring. There will be five shows produced on Sunday, May 20 at the Lethbridge &...
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Southern Alberta Alternative Energy Partnership (SAAEP)
SAAEP announces receipt of $300,000 in federal funding for bio-fuels opportunities, also backed by industry partners agricultural producers. SAAEP also launches Green Growth P...
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Study shows Lethbridge County Airport generates significant economic value for Lethbridge and region; more than $210 million annually.
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American Company, Ring Container Technologies Inc., Chooses Lethbridge for First Canadian Manufacturing Location
Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) is pleased to announce that the Ring Container Technologies Inc. (Ring), an Oakland, Tennessee-based company, will be opening a plastics ...
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Southern Alberta Economic Development Organizations Partner to Launch Major Alternative Energy Initiative (SAAEP)

Two provincial Regional Economic Development Alliances (REDA) and c...
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Website and “You Belong Here” labour publication win provincial EDAA marketing awards.
EDL works with Fort Whoop-Up to attract National Fur Traders Association convention to Canada for the first time.
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EDL Website, www.chooselethbridge.ca, wins Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC) 2006 National Marketing Award

The Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) website, www.chooselethbridge....
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International Pacific Northwest Economic Development Conference (PNEDC) hosted by Economic Development Lethbridge
The Pacific Northwest Economic Development Council (PNEDC), a regional economic development organization, will hold their 47th annual conference in Lethbridge, July 16-19, 200...
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Economic Development Lethbridge creates online Chinese Language version of the “Choose Lethbridge” Business Investment Profile.
Community BBQ celebrates EDL successes and honours community; Assistant Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Employment attends to highlight labour initiative.
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Survey shows consumer optimism positive for economic climate in Lethbridge.
EDL Signs Contract with County of Lethbridge

The County of Lethbridge and Economic Development ...
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Jeux du Commerce (JDC) West Conference Coming to University of Lethbridge 2008
University of Lethbridge students succeeded in attracting Jeux du Commerce (JDC) West conference, bringing 500 students to Lethbridge in January 2008. JDC West, a high-profile...
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'You Belong Here' Labour Force Initiative Officially Launches With 15 Partners and Industry Support
Major employers, local business leaders, government sponsors and media joined together today to launch a quarter million dollar initiative to attract and retain qualified work...
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Economic Development Lethbridge moves into new offices at 308 Stafford Drive South.
Labour Force Steering Committee formed to support creation of major community-based labour force development initiative.
Survey Shows Lethbridge Open to Foreign Workers and Investment
A recent survey of Lethbridge residents shows that accepting foreign workers and foreign investment is considered important to the long-term stability of the local economy. Th...
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EDL participates in City of Lethbridge delegation to sister city – Anyang, China.
EDL and Partners Attract Canada AM To Lethbridge in National "Breakfast With Jeff" Competition

Call to action posted on the CTV.ca website: “Calling all cit...
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EDL Board of Directors create first three-year strategic plan for Economic Development Lethbridge.
City of Lethbridge announces development of Sherring Industrial Park, a major new addition to Lethbridge industrial land inventory.
"Celebrate Lethbridge" logo created to recognize Lethbridge strengths and promote local pride.
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Cheryl Dick joins Economic Development Lethbridge as new CEO.
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EDL and City of Lethbridge host delegation from sister city - Anyang, China.
New "Choose Lethbridge" publications begin rolling out.
EDL launches www.chooselethbridge.ca, quickly cited as “one of the best” by investment site selectors and visitors.

 

 

 

EDL CEO Eduard Fetting recognized with the Economic Development Association of Alberta (EDA) Alex Metcalfe Award as Provincial Economic Developer of the Year.
EDL Launches "Choose Lethbridge" Brand.
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Beef Evaluation Advisory Committee Established
EDL invites a wide range of citizens to participate in the evaluation of potential beef processing facilities....
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Sunrise Poultry ground-breaking ceremony commences $20 million investment in Lethbridge.
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Sun Life Financial Chooses Lethbridge Over 750 Cities in North America

In response to growing business needs, Sun Life Financial US, a div...
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Chinook Business Park opens, adding valuable commercial land to local inventory.
Lethbridge Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCVB) merges with Economic Development Lethbridge.
EDL continues to build community engagement through 'Proud & Strong' media campaign.

 

 

 

Great Canadian Cattle Drive


In the spirit of the old west, Economic Development Lethbri...
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BSE Crisis Hits Livestock Industry
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Convergys and Western Wats establish call centres in Lethbridge and create 800 new jobs.
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Cooperative lobbying effort resulted in resumed Port-Of-Entry Customs Status at Lethbridge County Airport.
Establishment Of Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL)
City of Lethbridge announces establishment of Economic Development Lethbridge as an arms-length, not-for-profit organization. EDL 25-member Board of Directors formalizes By-La...
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Economic Development Lethbridge
308 Stafford Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada   T1J 2L1

Phone: (403) 331-0022
Fax: (403) 331-0202
Toll Free: 1-800-332-1801

E-Mail: info@chooselethbridge.ca

Investment Inquiries Contact:
Heather McIntosh-Rivera, Director
Business Development & Operations

Phone: (403) 331-0022
E-Mail: heather@chooselethbridge.ca

Convention & Events Contact:
Erin Crane, Director
Meeting, Event & Partnership Development

Phone: (403) 331-0022
E-Mail: erin@chooselethbridge.ca

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