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Strathcona County
DAY 1 SESSIONS SPONSOR
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Strathcona County
DAY 1 SESSIONS SPONSOR

Strathcona County is a welcoming place to live and attracts people of all ages and cultures to join us and thrive in our dynamic and safe community.

Strathcona County is Canada’s energy engine. We are a proud partner in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association, Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region. Strathcona County’s world-class industrial base is a clear indicator of our investment readiness, boasting exceptionally strong petrochemical, manufacturing, and construction sectors. We take pride in our history of working directly with industry to achieve shared goals.

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Invest in Guelph
DAY 2 SESSIONS SPONSOR
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Invest in Guelph
DAY 2 SESSIONS SPONSOR

Invest in Guelph aims to position and promote Guelph as an ideal place to do business. From the moment you begin considering Guelph we provide you with a list of resources, offer an array of confidential business investment services, information and data resources and expedited and streamlined development approval processes to reduce your investment risk and save you time. We make it easy to do business in Guelph.

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Kingston Economic Development Corporation
2021 Host Partner
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Kingston Economic Development Corporation
2021 Host Partner

Kingston is ranked a top city for foreign direct investment and its strategic location offer access to high-quality supply chains, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and financial incentives - making Kingston a leading Canadian economy.

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University of Waterloo
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNER
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University of Waterloo
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNER

New approaches for creating vibrant, dynamic communities are emerging all the time. The Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) and University of Waterloo have partnered to offer a suite of professional development programming to get economic development professionals up to speed and at the leading edge.

Our courses and seminars are accredited by EDAC and will help you get your Certified Economic Developer designation (EcD).

The University of Waterloo also offers a Master of Economic Development & Innovation that can be taken either full-time or part-time.

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Rain Digital
Strategic Partner
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Rain Digital
Strategic Partner

Rain Digital is the company behind the online conference platform. Working closely with EDAC, Rain built a custom conference experience with live, on-demand and audio sessions, a virtual exhibitor showcase, chat, discussion forum and online registration functionality.

Rain is a boutique agency based in Hamilton, Ontario, with team members in Toronto, Niagara, Chicago, and Timisoara. Our motto is Digital Done Properly. We specialize in digital strategy, web development, online campaigns, SEO and social. We push ourselves to create digital solutions that make a marked, measurable impact. We seek out clients who want to do the same.

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Mellor Murray Consulting
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Mellor Murray Consulting
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MDB Insight
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MDB Insight
GrowthWheel Canada Inc.
The Remote Counselling Platform
GrowthWheel Canada Inc.
The Remote Counselling Platform

Meet us in our LIVE VIRTUAL BOOTH during the EDAC conference:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7386137832

GrowthWheel offer a software platform used by economic development organizations in 49 states and 63 countries. The platform supports the entire workflow of small business advisors including:

ONBOARDING: Collecting client companies information and generate business profiles
BUSINESS ASSESSMENT: Advisors or Client self-assessment with 360° view
TOOL SHARING: Business Tool Library with 100 one page visual tools and tracking of sharing
ACTION PLANNING: Client/Advisors collaboration to make 30-60-90 Day Plans
REPORTING AND ANALYTICS: Automatic data collection and visual reporting
CLIENT RELATION MANAGEMENT: Full client-facing CRM-system to track data and communication

Since 2010 over 3,300 small business advisors have taken the GrowthWheel Certification which gives basic training in using the GrowthWheel tools and platform as well as fundamental training in being a trusted business advisor.

Check out Founder/CEO David Madié's session: https://edacconference.ca/session/beyond-zoom-the-future-of-remote-counseling/

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