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, Site Selection/Conway Data Inc.


Submit your Entry for the 2017 Annual Economic Development Awards 

The Mid-America EDC invites you to participate in the The Mid-America EDC Economic Development Awards program.  These awards recognize outstanding efforts in development of marketing materials, marketing events and economic development efforts in our twelve Mid-America region states.  Get recognized for your good work!   Winners will be announced at the Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, December 3-5 in Chicago, Illinois.  Award winners will be featured in the January 2018 issue of Site Selection Magazine!  Award recipients will also be recognized on the The Mid-America EDC website and through our social media outlets!  Don’t miss this opportunity to highlight your organization’s achievements!  

Click here for full details and to download the Call for Entries Document.

Click here to submit your entry online by August 15th.


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.