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Milton Economic Development - "We are the Story" Campaign

Milton Economic Development Recognized By EDCO

Milton Economic Development was recognized at the annual Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO) awards for innovative work on the “We Are The Story” marketing campaign.

Competing against nearly 100 entries from communities and organizations across Ontario, Milton earned a finalist spot in the category of excellence for Economic Development branding and advertising with this campaign.

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How did we create the "We Are The Story" Campaign?

An important part of the Milton’s corporate rebrand involved gathering  community feedback.

  • Through an in-depth engagement process, ideas and insights were collected to ensure that our new brand would reflect the most important values of our community.

  • This involved stakeholder interviews, community surveys and focus group research

What we heard, and the insight we gained from this process were the inspiration behind our latest video.


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Miltonians told us:

  • What they value about this community
  • What makes them proud to call Milton their home
  • Why they choose to start and grow their businesses locally
  • Why Milton is the place they want to raise their families
  • AND - What they envison for the future of this community

Over the last year, we’ve worked hard to incorporate the community's feedback into Economic Development initiatives, including our latest marketing materials, advertising campaigns, news stories and most recently into the development of this promotional video. 



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We want to continue to tell the incredible stories of this community, but we need your help!

We are looking for stories that exemplify the highly-skilled local talent that live and work in Milton, as well as professional stories that demonstrate innovative thought leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.

We want to:

  • Collect and feature local stories from businesses of all sizes growing in Milton

We are interested in:

  • Stories and descriptions of innovative local projects, businesses, partnerships, technologies and solutions
  • Stories that emphasize the diversity of talent and opportunity that exists in Milton


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Have a story to share? We want to hear from you.

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Please note: Submission deadlines have been extended and stories are still being accepted.

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Milton's 2017 Economic Development Annual Report
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On the heels of Milton’s first Innovation & Future Development fair in June 2018, this special series presents a spotlight on smart initiatives, new technology and innovative communities within Canada. Read the 2018 Canadian Innovation insert for highlights on some of Milton's smart initiatives and to discover how the Milton Education Village Innovation Centre is playing a leading role in advancing and fostering innovative partnerships within our community. The article was part of a special series on Canadian Innovation in 2018 and was distributed nationally. Check out the full insert here.


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Business Expansion Journal 2018

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Milton Education Village Innovation Centre

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Contact Us

Stay in Contact with Milton Economic Development

Andrew M. Siltala

Director, Economic Development and Strategic Initiatives 

905-878-7252  x2103


Mike Launslager

Economic Development Officer 

905-878-7252  x2160


Kevin Samra

Manager, MEV Innovation Centre

905-878-7252  x3103


Nitya Irwin

Coordinator, MEV Innovation Centre

905-878-7252  x3101


Jenna Patterson

Communications & Marketing Advisor 

Economic Development

905-878-7252  x2154