Feb 10, 2016


State Economic Development Association Honors Madison Region Economic Partnership


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From Left:  Craig Kettleson, Governor Scott Walker, Michael Gay, Betsy Lundgren, Gene Dalhoff, and WEDA board president Christian Tscheschlok. MadREP receives Organization Excellence Award.

MadREP receives Organization Excellence Award. From left: Craig Kettleson, Governor Scott Walker, Michael Gay, Betsy Lundgren, Gene Dalhoff, and WEDA board president Christian Tscheschlok.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) presented Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) the Organization Excellence Award at the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development, which took place last week at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin.

The award recognizes an organization that has played a critical role in growing their service area through community, economic and workforce development efforts. The judges reviewed commitment to successful economic development outcomes; creativity in advancing organizational goals; success in managing economic development-related initiatives; and partnership with other organizations to advance common goals.

MadREP was given the award in recognition of their commitment to the comprehensive five-year Advance Now Strategy along with its five interrelated goals of economic competitiveness, human capital, innovation & entrepreneurship, marketing, and leadership & diversity.

“WEDA is truly proud to recognize MadREP for their vision and problem solving skills that are helping to grow the greater Madison area,” says WEDA Executive Director Brian Doudna.

“We are honored to receive WEDA’s Organizational Excellence Award. It is a recognition that we share with our many economic development partners across the region with whom we regularly collaborate,” stated MadREP President Paul Jadin.  “We look forward to continuing our efforts to grow the Madison Region’s economy and to supporting WEDA in its mission to improve economic development across the state of Wisconsin.”

About WEDA – The Wisconsin Economic Development Association is Wisconsin’s voice for economic development. The statewide association is a 410+ member organization whose primary objective is to increase the effectiveness of individuals involved in the practice of economic development in Wisconsin by encouraging cooperation, exchange of information and promotion of professional skills. With a proactive board and involved membership support, WEDA will continue to advance the professionalism of Wisconsin’s economic development efforts.

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