Annual Awards

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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Thank you to Mid America EDC's Official Media Partner, Conway Inc.


Nominations for the 2017 Annual Economic Development Awards program are now closed.  Winners and Runners up will be notified by email no later than October 18th.  Recognition will be presented throughout the Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, December 3-5 in Chicago, Illinois.  1st place award winners will also be featured in the January 2018 issue of Site Selection Magazine!  All award winners and runners up will be recognized on the The Mid-America EDC website and through our social media outlets!  


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 Mid-America region in promoting their respective communities.  The Mid-America Economic Development Council thanks its awards partner Conway Inc.