Dale Wheeldon brings 30 years of knowledge and a varied background in economic development and local government. Dale has his Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo and has been the recipient of numerous awards for his contribution to communities and those involved in economic development.
Until February 2007, Dale managed a team of professionals in Chilliwack, BC working with a variety of industries to locate and expand. He developed the North American winner of the 2007 Business Retention International Program Awards. In 2007, he was asked to take on the role as the President and CEO of the BC Economic Development Association. In addition, Dale and his business partner, Colleen Bond, run ECDC Consulting providing strategic planning, business retention and expansion program development and other economic development services throughout North America. His working relationships with all levels of government and industry associations have helped to increase the profile of EDO's and the importance of the profession in BC. Dale is a regular speaker and instructor for IEDC and started the Economic Development for Local Leaders program that has been delivered throughout British Columbia, Alaska and in other parts of Canada and introduced Economic Disaster Recovery Programs in Canada in 2012.