2018 BC Economic Development Award Winners

NEWS RELEASE                 

For Immediate Release

2018 British Columbia Economic Development Awards Winners

Kelowna, June 13, 2018 – The BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) and FortisBC announced the winners of the 2018 BC Economic Development Awards at the BC Economic Summit Awards Banquet held Tuesday, June 12, in Kelowna, BC. 

This year’s award winners are:

  1. Economic Development Marketing Innovation Award:

The BCEDA Marketing Innovation Award recognizes achievement in marketing initiatives that support economic development:

Community Less than 20,000 Population:  District of Squamish -  "Website, Tools & Resources"

Community More than 20,000 Population:  Venture Kamloops – “LinkUp 2017”


  1. Community Project

The BCEDA Community Project Award recognizes an organization that has implemented various economic development initiatives that provide economic benefits to a community or region.

Community Less than 20,000 Population:  Lil’wat Nation and Murphy Construction Corp - 

" Bridging the Gap: Building Houses and Capacity in the Lil’wat Nation "

Community More than 20,000 Population:  City of Coquitlam – “Business LinQ”


  1. BCEDA Chairman’s AwardGreg Goodwin, Executive Director, DECO, Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology

The Chairman’s award is presented annually by the Chair of BCEDA to an individual who has made a significant contribution to BCEDA, the profession and economic development throughout British Columbia.  Recipients of this prestigious award in the past includes John Furlong, Kevin Poole, Pat Bell, Burns Lake Recovery team members, John Leech of ASTTBC and many other deserving recipients. 


The 2018 Chairman’s Award winner, Greg Goodwin has been a member of the BCEDA for many years and through his leadership has developed strong partnerships with BCEDA and communities throughout BC.  He has led the development of a comprehensive library of economic development resources all designed to help communities be successful in their economic development efforts. 


  1. Stan Rogers Memorial Award:

In recognition for a project (private or public) making the most significant economic impact in a community.

City of New Westminster – “Front Street Mews”

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