The City of Jeffersonville received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2014 project in the category of Neighborhood Development for communities with populations of 25,000 - 200,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Monday, October 20, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held October 19-22, in Fort Worth, Texas.
"The Big Four Bridge project is keeping Jeffersonville's economic development a trending headline. I am thrilled that our city continues to win awards that showcase what a great place Jeffersonville is to live, work and play," said Mayor Mike Moore. "Now we have a trifecta of awards that includes the Primacy of Place award from Ball State University; the 2014 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Community Achievement Award and the IEDC Award. We've got momentum on our side and more progress is on our horizon," Moore continued.
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. These awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,400 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. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. www.iedconline.org
In the photo attached is The City of Jeffersonville Team receiving the award in Fort Worth Texas with IEDC members flanking left and right. 2nd from left in the picture is Kelly Phillips,
Director of Neighborhood and Business Development, City of Jeffersonville; followed by Rob Waiz, Economic and Redevelopment Director, City of Jeffersonville; followed by DeLynn Draper-Rutherford, Grant Administrator, City of Jeffersonville.