Dec 9, 2014


MadREP among recipients of Mid-America Economic Development Council 2014 Annual Economic Development Awards

PRESS RELEASE: December 9, 2014

The Mid-America Economic Development Council presented its annual Economic Development awards at the 2014 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, held December 7-9 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago.

MadREP received the first place award in the Annual Report: Large Market category for its 2014 State of the Madison Region Report.

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. Recognition was presented to:

Annual Report

Small Division:

  • 1st place – Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. –  Iowa Lakes Corridor Annual Report 2013 – Spencer, IA
  • 2nd place – Greater Fremont Development Council – Greater Fremont is “Forging a New Path” – Member/Prospect Communication – Fremont, NE
  • 3rd place – Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation – Chippewa County EDC 2013/14 Annual Report – Chippewa Falls, WI

Large Division:

  • 1st place – Madison Region Economic Partnership – 2014 State of the Madison Region Report – Madison, WI
  • 2nd place – Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation – Madison, WI

Business Retention & Expansion

Small Division:

  • 1st place – Iowa City Area Development Group – Making Iowa City and Iowa’s Creative Corridor a Hub for Workplace Culture – Iowa City, IA
  • 2nd place – Whitley County Economic Development Corporation – Toolbox Campaign – Columbia City, IN
  • 3rd place – Norfolk Area Economic Development Council – BR!E by Norfolk, Nebraska

Large Division:

  • 1st place – Rockford Area Economic Development Council – 2013 Voice of the Customer Summary Report – Rockford, IL
  • 2nd place – Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development – Lincoln Business Retention & Expansion Program – Lincoln, NE
  • 3rd place – Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce – Quad Cities Business Retention and Expansion Program – Davenport, IA

Marketing Program

Small Division:

  • 1st place – APEX (Area Partnership for Economic Expansion) Data Center Attraction Strategy – Duluth, MN
  • 2nd place – Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation – Special Purpose Website – Chippewa Falls, WI
  • 3rd place – City of Hudson – “Businesses Welcome Workforce Ready” Marketing Campaign – Hudson, OH

Large Division:

  • 1st place – Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation – Wisconsin Video Brochure – Madison, WI
  • 2nd place – Greater Dubuque Development Corporation – Greater Dubuque Development Marketing Program – Dubuque, IA
  • 3rd place – Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation – Wisconsin Business Climate Television Commercials – Madison, WI

Workforce Development

Small Division:

  • 1st place – Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. – Manufacturing Workforce Training – Spencer, IA
  • 2nd place – Norfolk Area Economic Development Council – NorfolkNow Magazine – Norfolk, NE
  • 3rd place – Whitley County Economic Development Corporation – Industry Immersion – Columbia City, IN

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

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