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Norfolk County
Economic Development
185 Robinson St, Ste 200, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6 Canada
Phone: 519-426-9497
Toll Free: 1-800-699-9038


EDCO Awards of Merit – Marketing Campaigns

Award of Merit to "Direct from Norfolk County" Agriculture Marketing Campaign

In 2008, at the Ontario Economic Development Awards, Norfolk County received two Awards of Merit in the Business Development Advertising Campaign category and in the Tourism Advertising Campaign category for the “Direct from Norfolk County” Agriculture Marketing Campaign.  The ceremony honours winners and honourable mentions for their efforts in promoting their communities for location and tourism opportunities.

“This year, 158 entries were judged,” said Patti Watson, President of the Economic Developer’s Council of Ontario. “The competition allows local communities to see just how they stack up against other municipalities when it comes to promoting location, investment and tourism opportunities.”

Expert judges reviewed all of the entries that covered everything from promotional brochures to infrastructure development projects.  There are judges from specialized areas of expertise assigned to adjudicate specific categories. 

“It is an honour to accept these awards as the competition is very tough,” said Clark Hoskin, Manager of Tourism and Economic Development for Norfolk County.  “We thank our many private-sector agriculture partners who helped make this pilot program a success.”

EDCO is the country’s largest provincial economic development association that offers this program as well as professional development opportunities throughout the year.  Membership is close to 600 that come from the private and public sector.

For more information on Norfolk County agriculture, visit or call 1-800-699-9038 for a copy of the Norfolk County Map & Local Food Guide.