Benbrook Receives Excellence in Economic Development Awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)WASHINGTON, DC (October 02,
2018) – The Benbrook Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) accepted two Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Awards
for its collaboration in hosting and producing video of the Benbrook
Business EXPO in March 2018. The
International Economic Development Council presented the awards in the
categories of Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Single Event and Video/Multimedia Promotion. Hillary Cromer with the BEDC accepted the awards at a ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. “Our partnership with the
Benbrook Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Benbrook to showcase local
businesses at the Business Expo was a huge success,” notes Cathy Morris, BEDC director. “Recognition from the IEDC is an incredible honor, and we’re so pleased
to bring this award home to share with our community.”The Benbrook Economic Development Corporation works to support local businesses, foster quality business growth, and make strategic investments in projects that support business development in Benbrook. The public was invited as the 2018 Benbrook Business Expo highlighted over 50 area businesses who offered food, giveaways, drawings, and information on products and services. As a marketing
tool, the video captures the energy of the event; intended to garner interest
from developers, investors, and retailers who may be considering Benbrook for
commercial expansion. In addition, messaging is intended to further encourage
consumers to support local business.
"This year our judges
reviewed some extraordinary projects that advanced both communities and
businesses. We congratulate all the award winners, and thank everyone who
nominated their projects for sharing their success with fellow IEDC members.
What we learn from each other helps us to grow and advance as a profession. We
look forward to even greater participation from economic developers across the
globe in the 2019 awards program.” - Craig Richard, CEcD, FM, President and
CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation located in Tampa,
Florida, and 2018 IEDC Board Chair.
About the International Economic Development
CouncilThe International Economic Development
Council (IEDC) is the world's largest membership organization for economic
development professionals. Economic developers promote economic well-being and
quality of life in their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs
that facilitate growth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private,
rural to urban and local to international, our members represent the entire
range of economic development. Learn more at iedconline.org.