Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council
September 19, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 19, 2017) – The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Welcome to Tampa Bay video, a project in the category of Video/Multimedia Promotion from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 17 – 20, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
“On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation. Not only did they work to provide a necessary service to their community; but also, their participation in the awards program sheds light on their stellar projects which other communities can now use as a benchmark.” – Michael Langley, FM, CEO of GREATER MSP, Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN, and 2017 IEDC Board Chair
The Welcome to Tampa Bay video was created to promote the region to the membership of the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) at their Fall 2016 Forum in Indianapolis. Tampa hosted the IAMC’s Spring Professional Forum in April 2017. Produced by Diamond View, the video depicts the people, places, companies, and qualities that make Tampa and Hillsborough County an exciting, diverse business destination that also offers an unparalleled quality of life.
“The awards process is a thorough, non-biased and multi-layered process. These are extraordinary accomplishments for all winners, and an overall great effort by all participants. We look forward to next year’s awards competition,” Langley said.
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 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 are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. Among many activities which benefit the economy, IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs and develop vibrant communities. www.iedcONLINE.org.