The Mid-America EDC annual Economic Development Awards competition is open to all economic development organizations in the Mid-America EDC region. Awards are presented at the annual Competitiveness Conference in Chicago each December.

The Mid-America EDC Annual Economic Development Awards program recognizes outstanding efforts in development of marketing materials, marketing events and economic development efforts in our Mid-America region states.


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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR

2016 ANNUAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD WINNERS 

 

CHICAGO, IL, DECEMBER 6, 2016:  The Mid-America Economic Development Council presented its annual Economic Development awards at the 2016 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, held December 4-6 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago.

Award entries were accepted in two markets per category – large market (annual marketing budget over $100,000) and small market (annual marketing budget under $100,000)

Recognition was presented to:

Annual Report - A regularly published document that addresses economic development issues and/or informs readers of an organization’s activities.

Small Division:

·         1st Place – Green County Development Corporation 2015 Annual Report – Monroe, WI
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Finalist - Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce 2015 Annual Report – Flint, MI
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Finalist - Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation 2015-16 Annual Report – Chippewa Falls, WI

Large Division:

·         1st Place – Greater Dubuque Development 2015-2016 Annual Report – Dubuque, IA
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Finalist – Greater Des Moines Partnership 2015 Annual Report – Des Moines, IA

 

Business Retention & Expansion - Specific initiatives that are designed to retain or expand existing industries. 

Small Division:

·         1st Place – Lenawee Now – Toolbox Infographic – Adrian, MI
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Finalist – City of West Des Moines 2015 Existing Industry Report – West Des Moines, IA

Large Division:

·         1st Place - Greater Dubuque Development InfoAction Program – Dubu que, IA


Marketing Program
- An overall comprehensive marketing program to market a community, county, state, or region to a prospect.

Small Division:

·         1st Place – Hudson’s Velocity Broadband Rollout Campaign – Hudson, OH
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Finalist – Consumers Energy – Energy Ready Program – Lansing, MI
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Finalist – Lenawee Now – Made in Lenawee Book – Adrian, MI
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Finalist – Western Iowa Advantage Targeted Marketing – Carroll, IA

Large Division:

·         1st place - Columbus 2020 – One of US Campaign - Columbus, OH
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Finalist – Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Marketing Campaign - “What Happens When” – Birmingham, MI
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Finalist – Greater Des Moines Partnership – Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo – Des Moines, IA


Workforce Development - Activities to attract new workforce, strengthen the skills of existing workforce or encourage retention of youth in a specific area.

Small Division:

·         1st Place – Apex & The Northspan Group – NORTHFORCE – Duluth, MN
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Finalist – Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation – Chippewa County Exploring & Training Academy/Boot Camp – Chippewa Falls, WI
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Finalist – Hendricks County, Indiana Workforce Attraction Program – Hendricks County, IN

Large Division:

·         1st Place – Greater Dubuque Development HR Action – Dubuque, IA
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Finalist – Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation YP Week – Madison, WI


Deal of the Year - Recognizes outstanding achievement in the location of a new or existing business, a type of economic development project having a major impact on a Community or Region, or the exhibiting of excellence by an economic development organization. 

·         Winner - Greater Dubuque Development Solar Project – Dubuque, IA

 

The Mid-America Economic Development Council is a multi-state association dedicated to being the leading resource for education, making connections, and sharing best practices for economic development professionals. 

For many years, The Mid-America Economic Development Council has sponsored the annual Economic Development Awards competition to recognize and stimulate the creative use of quality marketing by economic development organizations throughout the ten-state Mid-America region in promoting their respective communities.  The Mid-America Economic Development Council’s awards partner is Site Selection magazine, and all first place winners will be highlighted in an ad in the January issue of Site Selection magazine.

For more information about The Mid-America Economic Development Council, please visit www.midamericaedc.org.


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2016 Annual Economic Development Awards 

The Mid-America EDC is proud to present The Mid-America EDC Economic Development Awards program on December 5, 2016.  These awards recognize outstanding efforts in development of marketing materials, marketing events and economic development efforts in our Mid-America region states.  

All 2016 finalists have been notified, and winners will be announced at the Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, December 4-6 in Chicago, Illinois.  Award winners will be featured in the January 2017 issue of Site Selection Magazine!  Award recipients will also be recognized on the The Mid-America EDC website and through our social media outlets! 

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