Hamilton Brings Home Seven National and International Marketing Awards!


The City of Hamilton's Economic Development Office (EDO) won seven prestigious national and international marketing awards over the past two weeks!  The office was celebrated for its foreign direct investment work as well as several marketing initiatives from both the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC)!

Category: Mid-sized cities (North America)

1. Winner for best Foreign Direct Investment strategy

2. A Top 10 City Overall

3. A Top 10 City for Connectivity

4. A Top 10 City for Business Friendliness

The office also won the following awards at the IEDC International Marketing Awards:

1. Gold Award - Special Event – “Nosh”

2. Bronze Award - General Purpose Website – www.investinhamilton.ca

The previous week, EDO won the top promotional video at the EDAC National Marketing Awards for “Ambition is in Our Blood.”


Hamilton’s Economic Development Office is the central point of contact for business assistance. Its services are geared to serve new start-up companies, corporate relocations, and the expansion and retention of existing business. Its mission is to serve as the catalyst for continued economic growth, job creation and revitalization in Hamilton.

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind.

The Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) is Canada’s national organization of economic developers pursuing excellence in the field since 1968. The association offers its members professional development, networking opportunities and a comprehensive offering of resources, both on and offline.

The Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) unites 13 of Canada’s largest municipal regions to build a sustainable and globally competitive national economy built upon the collective strength of each member's ecosystem. As an established network of Investment Promotion Agencies from coast to coast, the CCCA works with national and international networks of partners to make Canada the preferred location for foreign investment and trade.