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RMWB Recognized for Excellence in Economic Development

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 31, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) Economic Development Branch has been awarded the Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) President’s Award, which recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution to the economic development profession. 

This award highlights the success and “unprecedented action that was taken to respond to the crisis facing local businesses and the economy” in the aftermath of the 2016 Horse River Wildfire.

“The local business owners and entrepreneurs in this community are incredible. They have continued to show their strength and resilience in overcoming the many challenges of recovery and this award is a reflection of their dedication to getting back to business,” said Amanda Haitas, Manager, Economic Development. “We are proud to bring this award home to share it with our partners in the business community.”

The award was presented on March 23, 2017 in Banff at the EDA annual conference. 

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