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Mid-America Economic Development Council Presents 2017 Annual Economic Development Awards

By Staff | Dec 12, 2017

CHICAGO, IL- The Mid-America Economic Development Council presented its annual Economic Development awards at the 2017 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, held December 3-5 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago.

Award entries were accepted in two markets per category large market (annual marketing budget over $100,000) and small market (annual marketing budget under $100,000).

Recognition was presented to: Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation Summer Intern Program in Algona, Iowa. K/PACEDC received the small market on Workforce Development – Activities to attract new workforce, strengthen the skills of existing workforce or encourage retention of youth in a specific area. Maureen Elbert is the Executive Director and was in attendance to receive the award.

Mid-America EDC members are dedicated economic development professionals who share best practices to add value in their organizations and communities. Mid-America EDC is a multi-state association dedicated to being the leading resource for making contact with site selectors, advancing regional economic development programs, and accessing thought leadership.

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 twelve-state Mid-America region in promoting their respective communities. The Mid-America Economic Development Council’s awards partner is Conway Inc., and all first place award 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 and to view more information about this year’s winning award entries, please visit