Annual Economic Development Awards Program

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.

Official Media Partner

Thank you to Mid-America EDC's official media partner, Site Selection/Conway Inc.


Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners and Finalists!  We are pleased to recognize such excellence in economic development in the region!

Click here to view the awards press release.  

Click here to view photos from the 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon

Click here to view more details about this year's winning submissions.



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.