The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recognized the Charles County Economic Development Department as winners of the silver and bronze rank awards on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
The silver rank was for the Velocity Center and the Revitalization of the Town of Indian Head in the real estate development and reuse category. The bronze rank was for the Charles County Economic Development Department 2020 Annual Report in the annual report category.
According to a County press release:
“These awards from the country’s leading economic development organization demonstrate that the Economic Development Department staff continue to deliver excellent service to stakeholders, including citizens and businesses,” said Deputy County Administrator and Acting Director of Economic Development Department Deborah Hall.
The Economic Development Department 2020 Annual Report presents the priorities, initiatives, and resulting accomplishments of the county’s economic development programs and shows how county funding is used to advance economic development in the community. The report also demonstrates how the department shifted priorities in the face of a national and global emergency and supported businesses through local action while continuing to meet goals and objectives.
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. Twenty-five 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, following a nomination process held earlier this year. IEDC received more than 500 submissions from four countries.