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Recap: Edmonton's Economic Impact Luncheon 2015 - MasterMaq.ca Blog
"Never waste a good crisis," EEDC President & CEO Brad Ferguson told the hundreds of Edmonton business leaders gathered today at the Shaw Conference Centre for EEDC's annual Impact luncheon. He channeled local business pioneer Frank Spinelli and said "it's what you do in the good times that determines how well you perform in the bad times." He argued that Edmonton and EEDC in particular have done a lot of great things over the last two years when times were good and that means the year ahead won't be as bad as many anticipate. A short while later, Premier Jim Prentice took to the stage and disagreed. "It is what we are going to do in the bad times that will determine how successful we're going to be in the good times," he said. The Premier talked about the need to change both the income and expense side of the equation, and cautioned that all Albertans will have a role to play in making it through a difficult time. So which is it? Well, it's probably a little bit of both. The