The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recognized the Charles County Economic Development Department as silver and bronze award winners on Tuesday, October 5.
The Velocity Center and the Town of Indian Head Revitalization were rated Silver in the Real Estate Development and Reuse category. The Bronze Medal was awarded to the Charles County Economic Development Department’s 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 staff of the Economic Development Department continue to provide excellent service to stakeholders, including citizens and businesses,” said Deborah Hall, deputy county administrator. and Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development.
The Department of Economic Development’s 2020 annual report presents the priorities, initiatives and resulting achievements of the county’s economic development programs and shows how county funding is used to advance economic development in the community. The report also shows how the ministry shifted its priorities in the face of a national and global emergency and supported businesses through local action while continuing to meet goals and objectives.
The IEDC Economic Development Excellence Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials and the most influential leaders of the year. Twenty-five award categories recognize organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban and rural communities. The awards are judged by a diverse panel of business and community developers, following a nomination process held earlier this year. The IEDC received more than 500 submissions from four countries.
Read the full Charles County press release.
Learn more about these rewards.
Consult the 2020 annual report of the Ministry of Economic Development.