Stettler Mayor Sean Nolls and Stettler County Reeve Larry Clarke sign a proclamation for International Economic Development Week which runs May 9th to 15th.
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Stettler celebrates International Economic Development Week May 9th to 15th

The week builds awareness of the positive work economic developers do to enhance local economic impact

Stettler is marking International Economic Development Week from May 9th-15th to celebrate the contributions of positive economic development and explain the role of the profession in our local community.

This includes stewardship of:

– policies that government undertakes to meet broad economic objectives.

– policies and programs to provide services that develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in the region.

– policies and programs explicitly directed at improving the business climate through specific efforts, marketing, business retention and expansion, and attracting and retaining high-quality jobs.

“Economic development is a key piece to the success of every municipality,” said Mayor Sean Nolls.

“The Town of Stettler truly believes this, which is why we have and will continue to make economic development a focus.”

Now in its sixth year, International Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council, the largest professional membership organization for economic developers, in 2016 to recognize the unique role that economic development has in creating vibrant communities with strong economies, noted a release.

Over the span of five years, more than 450 campaigns have been created throughout the United States and Canada, creating millions of impressions, hundreds of news stories, blog entries, videos, events and other activities. Cities, counties and states recognized the week in past years through official proclamations, local community events, and informational campaigns online and through social media.

“We cannot be more honoured for the Town and County of Stettler to recognize International Economic Development week and the effort we put in through the Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development,” said Stacey Benjamin, executive director of the Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development.

“The executive and staff are passionate and committed to seeing the Stettler region prosper.”