News Flash

News

Posted on: November 12, 2019

COCHRANE DOLLAR WINS INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD

IMG-4

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) honoured the Town of Cochrane, ATB Financial and Cochrane Monetary Foundation with a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Cochrane Dollar initiative. The project won in the category of Innovation Programs and Initiatives.

The Cochrane Dollar is a local paper currency that inspires local shopping, stimulates the local economy, supports local businesses and jobs by keeping spending in our community. It also encourages people from other communities to shop in Cochrane.

“This is a tremendous honour for Cochrane,” said Cochrane Economic Development Manager Mike Korman. “We’re passionate about supporting our business community and are thrilled to be recognized internationally for our efforts toward strengthening local business and supporting local job creation.”

The Cochrane Dollar initiative, launched in 2017, is a partnership between Town of Cochrane Economic Development, ATB Financial (Cochrane branch) and the Cochrane Monetary Foundation (a non-profit group of local small business people). The project received grant funding from the Alberta Economic Development Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program.

Today there are over 100 local businesses actively engaged in accepting and circulating the dollars. This is the third time the Town’s shop local campaign has been recognized by the Economic Development community.

IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials and the year’s most influential leaders. Thirty-four award categories honour organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban and rural communities. Awards are judged by a diverse panel of economic and community developers from around the world, following a nomination process held earlier this year. IEDC received over 400 submissions from 12 countries.

More about the IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Awards: www.iedcevents.org

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News

housing

COUNCIL APPROVES 2020-2022 BUDGET

Posted on: December 10, 2019
businesswoman-working-on-tablet-pc-KUGXYH4

TIPP PAYMENTS MOVING TO MID-MONTH

Posted on: December 3, 2019
Centre Ave Phase 1

CENTRE AVENUE WORK MOVING AHEAD IN PHASES

Posted on: November 14, 2019
alberta-flag.jpg

DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDING AVAILABLE

Posted on: November 12, 2019
Waste Reduction Week

LEARN TO BE A ZERO-WASTE HERO

Posted on: October 18, 2019
FutureChampion bronze

SCULPTURE DONATION ENRICHES TOWN OFFICE

Posted on: October 10, 2019
COLT-app

GET READY TO RIDE WITH THE COLT APP

Posted on: September 24, 2019
COLT-logo

TRANSIT BYLAW APPROVED BY COUNCIL

Posted on: September 10, 2019
Mass Transit Feasibility Study

MASS TRANSIT FEASIBILITY STUDY

Posted on: February 27, 2019
Reveal for newsfeed

WATCH THE TRI-SITE CONCEPT REVEAL VIDEO

Posted on: December 7, 2018