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    City's Economic Development Office recognized as one of the best

    10/20/2014

    International Economic Development Council Awards the City of Westminster a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for 2014 

     
    The City of Westminster received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for 2014 in the category of Business Retention and Expansion - Program of Three Years or More - for communities with populations of 25,000 - 200,000 from the International Economic Development Council.
     
    The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Monday, Oct. 20, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held in Fort Worth, Texas.
     
     “Retaining existing businesses and helping them grow has been part of the City of Westminster’s economic development focus since the early 1990s. Our success comes from engaging staff throughout the city organization in helping us keep businesses happy,” said Susan Grafton, Westminster Economic Development director.
     
    Grafton added that a new program that partners with the city’s Fire Department to help with personal business visits has also been key to the success of the business services program.
     
    "Economic development efforts have long been a keystone in the quest to bolster the economy and improve quality of life in every locality across the country," said Bill Sproull, IEDC chair. "As the nation continues to tackle challenges in the midst of global uncertainty, these efforts have taken on an even greater significance. With this award, we laud organizations like the City of Westminster for leading the charge."
     
    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.

    Get information about the city's Business Services program.

    About the International Economic Development Council

    The International Economic Development Council is a nonprofit 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. Visit the IEDC website.
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