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K/PACEDC Receives Excellence Award

By Staff | Oct 22, 2020

SILVER AWARD -- Maureen Elbert, Executive Director of Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, is pictured with the IEDC Award. --submitted photo

WASHINGTON DC – The Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation (K/PACEDC) recently won a silver category award for its Summer Intern Program, a project in the Talent Development and Retention category of the International Economic Development Council’s 2020 Excellence in Economic Development Awards Program. The honor was presented this week at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference, which is currently underway.

IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders. 35 award categories honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Awards are judged by a diverse panel of economic and community developers from around the world, following a nomination process held earlier this year. IEDC received over 500 submissions from 4 countries.

“The winners of IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development awards represent the very best of economic development and exemplify the ingenuity, integrity, and leadership that our profession strives for each and every day,” said 2020 IEDC Board Chair and One Columbus CEO Kenny McDonald. “We’re honored to recognize the more than 100 communities whose marketing campaigns, projects and partnerships have measurably improved regional quality of life.”

Read the full article in The Democrat.