The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest nonprofit professional association for professional economic developers in the world, has selected the recipients of its 2022 Excellence Awards. The awards honor organizations for exemplary economic development marketing campaigns, projects, and programs across 25 categories.
The City of Lynchburg’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism received the Gold Award for its 2021 Annual Report, the highest award in its category. This award honors organizations across the country for exemplary economic development marketing campaigns, projects, and programs.
“Each year, we produce an annual report which serves to showcase our work, economic development data and trends, and highlights the many great achievements and stories from our business community,” said Anna Bentson, Assistant Director of Economic Development & Tourism.
“Communities need our profession now more than ever. This year's awardees exemplify the ingenuity, leadership, and determination needed to meet the challenges of today and the future. The winners of IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development awards represent the best of economic development and demonstrate the level of leadership that our profession strives for every day,” shared IEDC President and CEO, Nathan Ohle.
View the award winning 2021 Annual Report HERE.
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,800 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members engage in the full range of economic development practices. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. Learn more at iedconline.org.