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Recap: Edmonton's Economic Impact Luncheon 2016 - MasterMaq.ca Blog
EEDC hosted its annual Impact Luncheon at the Shaw Conference Centre on Tuesday. Last year's event featured Premier Jim Prentice and took place during a more positive time for Alberta's economy - looking back now it seems like so long ago. A lot has happened over the last year, and to say the landscape in Alberta today is different would be a major understatement. I think EEDC CEO Brad Ferguson showed great leadership during Council's budget deliberations a couple months ago, requesting a 2% cut to EEDC's budget. "Going into 2016, it could be one of the hardest years in Edmonton's history," he said at the time. No City-owned organization or branch had ever requested a decrease. Photo by Brad Ferguson Board Chair Barry Travers welcomed everyone to the event, and said that EEDC is "committed to doing more with less." He reiterated that EEDC is focused on achieving $175 million in economic impact. After lunch, emcee Carrie Doll read a story about Edmonton. "Amidst a year of economic