WHEREAS, the International Economic Development Council is the largest professional economic development organization dedicated to serving economic developers; and
WHEREAS, for almost 50 years, Economic Developers Alberta has been Alberta’s leading economic development network, committed to advancing the economic development profession by providing resources, professional development and networking opportunities; and
WHEREAS, economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that 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 the Town of Bonnyville; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Mayor Elisa Brosseau, does hereby recognize May 9-13, 2022 as “Economic Development Week” in the Town of Bonnyville, and remind individuals of the importance of this community celebration which supports the expansion of career opportunities and improving quality of life.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to Economic Developers Alberta in support of these provincial celebrations.