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U.S.SourceLink Affiliate and Resource Partners Took Home 10 IEDC Awards

Published Oct 18, 2013 by Sarah Mote

Congratulations to all our affiliates and their resource partners that won awards at the 2013 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference this past October. They are building the kind of collaborative networks that connect entrepreneurs, civic leaders and investors and that become the foundation on which thriving economies and communities are built.

A total of 10 awards were brought home to U.S.SourceLink communities, including:

  • Silver to Loudoun County Department of Economic Development for its Entrepreneurship and Small Business Program that has “created a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem by increasing connectivity and access among entrepreneurs, investors, the workforce and business resources.” (Affiliate: Loudoun SourceLink)
  • Gold to City of Wichita for its Economic Development Brochure that promotes its city and economic development programs. (Affiliate: NetWork Kansas)
  • Silver to the Tulsa Regional Chamber for its 2011 Tulsa’s Future Annual Report. Tulsa’s Future is a five-year economic development plan created by the Tulsa Regional Chamber including 29 regional partners in northeast Oklahoma. (Affiliate: SourceLink Tulsa)
  • Gold and two Silvers to the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation for, respectively, its Hackathon, a week-long event that brought together coders from disciplines across the technology sector; its 25th Anniversary Magazine; and its AEDC Connections E-Zine. (Affiliate: Alaska SourceLink)
  • Silver to Juneau Economic Development Council for its Innovation Summit that brought together representatives from key industry groups, entrepreneurs, government and civic leaders committed to growing prosperity in the region. (Affiliate: Alaska SourceLink)
  • Silver and Bronze to Iowa Economic Development Authority for its RAGBRAI Familiarization Event, a week-long bicycle tour across Iowa. (Affiliate: Iowa SourceLink)
  • Gold to City of Sioux City for its Sabre Industries Expansion, which provided an innovative site, workforce and financial solutions to the project. (Affiliate: Iowa SourceLink)
  • Gold to the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation for Opportunity Dubuque, which graduated more than 135 individuals to date and placed 90 percent into local advanced manufacturing careers. (Affiliate: Iowa SourceLink)

To read about all the winners at this year’s IEDC Conference along with descriptions of their projects, visit: http://www.iedconline.org/clientuploads/Downloads/awards/2013_IEDC_Award_winners.pdf