City of Vaughan wins two awards for excellence in economic development
The City’s Economic Development team works hard each day to make Vaughan a place where entrepreneurship, business, tourism, and art can prosper and grow – and their efforts are being noticed once again!
Mayor Steven Del Duca and Members of Council recognized the department during a special ceremonial presentation today for receiving two prestigious International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Excellence in Economic Development Awards.
The Host in Vaughan website – hostinvaughan.ca – received a Gold Award in the Special Purpose Website category, and the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct (VHCP) 2023 Lure Book (PDF) received a Silver Award in the Print Brochure category.
The hostinvaughan.ca website is a one-stop-shop to plan one-of-a-kind events in Vaughan. It features listings of reputable local suppliers and businesses, including transportation, catering, décor and entertainment, to help organize everything from a sports conference to a corporate gala.
In close partnership with Mackenzie Health, York University and ventureLAB, the City leads the VHCP, a first-of-its-kind initiative to transform the lands surrounding Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital into an epicentre of healthcare excellence. To raise the profile of the VHCP among other levels of government, business and trade stakeholders, the City’s Economic Development and Corporate and Strategic Communications departments collaborated to create a lure book which captures the vision, goals and impact of this significant city-building project.
The IEDC Awards is an international economic development competition that recognizes outstanding achievements by marketing and communications professionals from more than 25 countries. These awards honour organizations and individuals in their efforts to make meaningful and positive changes in their communities.
“The IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize innovative and effective marketing tools used for attracting and retaining business like the incredible work that the City’s Economic Development department is doing through the hostinvaughan.ca website and the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct Lure Book. Our staff provide excellent support to businesses of all sizes and are making a meaningful difference in the strength of our local economy. These awards are a testament to their hard work and commitment to Service Excellence.”
- Mayor Steven Del Duca
“I want to congratulate the Office of Communications and Economic Development for winning two IEDC awards for the hostinvaughan.ca website and the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct 2023 Lure Book. The office goes above and beyond each day to support Vaughan’s business community, and these awards reflect their hard work to attract business and investment in our city.”
- Nick Spensieri, City Manager
“The City’s Economic Development team is committed to creating business opportunities in our city and attracting talent to Vaughan. Being internationally recognized for this important work is an incredible honour. The IEDC is the largest international organization of its kind for economic developers and their recognition is a testament to the calibre of work delivered here. Congratulations to everyone involved for your commitment to fostering business excellence in Vaughan.”
- Raphael Costa, Director of Economic Development
The City’s Economic Development department received two IEDC Awards for 2023.
The Host in Vaughan website – hostinvaughan.ca – received the Gold Award in the Special Purpose Website category, and the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct (VHCP) 2023 Lure Book received the Silver Award in the Print Brochure category.
The IEDC Awards is an international economic development competition that recognizes outstanding achievements by marketing and communications professionals from more than 25 countries.
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