The Town of Oakville is making news, recently winning a Gold Excellence Award at the 2015 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference for their 2014 Annual Report. 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.

Not only does the report provide Oakville’s Town Council with an annual update on the economic development within the community, it’s also used to market Oakville for new investment and features some of the new and existing local businesses that are doing great work in Oakville.

Mindshape Creative Brand Services, an Oakville-based agency servicing the Town of Oakville, is proud to work with local agencies and business entities to foster growth and prosperity within the community.

“We were excited to work with a local company to produce our 2014 Annual Report. We believe that Oakville is home to many organizations with creative and talented individuals and Mindshape is definitely no exception. The team really pulled through under some tight timelines and produced a piece that we are very proud of.” said Dorothy St. George, Director, Economic Development.

This year’s theme for the report, An Environment for Innovation Growth, celebrates what Town staff called, “the innovative environment that makes Oakville a priority destination for business.” To support, Mindshape designed an effective layout and supporting graphic elements, allowing the desired message to project to its readers.

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) was established in 2001 as a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Its directives focus on globalization, sustainability and entrepreneurship.