Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2012 project in the category of Magazines for communities with populations of 200,000 to 500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 8, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held October 6-9, in Philadelphia , Penn.
“The Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation as being one of the leading organizations in the industry for innovation, creativity and successful strategies,” said IEDC chair, Paul Krutko. “These awards are meant to honor the organizations and individuals who are dedicated to making a positive change in their communities. This organization uses creative solutions and inventive ideas, and offers other regions a wonderful example to learn and benefit from. The award represents an acknowledgment and appreciation for Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation’s dedication to continuous growth within itself, as well as improving the industry overall.”
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Guide (the Guide) was developed by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) as a 48-page, full-color publication showcasing the regional attributes and competitive advantages of residing, working and recreating in the Santa Clarita Valley. The publication features a center gatefold inclusive of a map indicating new developments on the horizon for Santa Clarita as well as information showcasing Santa Clarita’s lifestyle and pro-business appeal.
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 4,000 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. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. www.iedconline.org
About Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp.
R epresenting the united effort of regional industry and government leaders, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) works to provide an integrated approach to attracting, retaining and expanding a diversity of business and industry in the Santa Clarita Valley. www.scvedc.org
Our overarching goals are to support the creation of high-paying jobs for our trained workforce, stimulate economic activity that grows the regional tax base and strategically position the Santa Clarita Valley and its businesses to better compete in the global economy.
To accomplish these goals, the SCVEDC is tasked with the following deliverables:
- Market the region as a prime location for expanding/relocating a business
- Provide current, accurate, regional economic information to business decision-makers and site selectors
- Foster positive relationships with city, county, state and federal agencies and officials essential to the economic development process
- Actively pursue business attraction opportunities within identified targeted industries
- Facilitate access to and assist businesses with, utilizing available incentive and training programs
- Develop strategic partnerships with public and private sector resources to aid attraction and retention efforts