2019 Awards of Excellence

International Economic Development Council honors Economic Development Professionals and Organizations for Excellence in the Profession

More than 38 categories awarded by the largest international professional association for economic developers

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest nonprofit professional association for professional economic developers in the world, awarded more than 100 different economic development organizations and leaders for achieving excellence in the profession. Recipients were awarded gold, silver and bronze designations at a ceremony during IEDC's Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN in recognition of their work in communities across the United States and Canada.

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. 34 award categories honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.

"The recipients of IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development awards represent the very best of economic development and exemplify the ingenuity, integrity, and leadership that our profession strives for each and every day," said 2019 IEDC Board Chair, Tracye McDaniel. "We're honored to recognize more than 100 communities for their excellent work, which forges new opportunities for our profession."

Awards are judged by a diverse panel of economic and community developers from around the world, following a nomination process held earlier this year. IEDC received over 400 submissions from 12 countries.

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