Elgin County was recently the recipient of three bronze Awards from the International Economic Development Council.  Katherine Thompson, marketing and communications coordinator for the county, says they were very proud to receive the awards, as they worked very hard on the three projects.

Thompson says the Elgin Licious Marketing Tour offer visitors a way to experience what the area has to offer at three price points - 10, 15 and $25 dollars.  The Heritage Guide is an attractive brochure designed to bring in heritage enthusiasts and tourists.  She adds the Satellite Office pilot Project with the Elgin Business Resource Centre was meant to bring business support services to an Elgin Location - in this case Aylmer.  Thompson says it created 14 businesses an 39 new jobs, and due to this success, was extended for three years.