“Our analysts have selected 21 communities that have shown progress in their attempt to make the leap to Intelligent Community status. The Revolutionary Community theme for 2015 is perfect for this group. Not all of them are cities, towns or regions that people immediately think of as ‘tech cities.’ Tech is not all there is to a great community. Some are aspirational but all have launched programs that are innovative, and will do something that most cities, towns and regions have been attempting since the broadband economy emerged: launch a successful and full-scale full revolt against brain drain and the creation of industries that will produce jobs.”
Oct. 23, 2014, LISLE, Ill.—The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the world’s largest economic development organization, honors Choose DuPage for its 2013 Annual Report. At its recent conference, Choose DuPage was recognized at the Excellence in Economic Development Awards. 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.
“Receiving this award from the most highly respected economic development organizations in the world is truly an honor” says Greg Bedalov, President and CEO of Choose DuPage. “This recognition by the International Economic Development Council reinforces DuPage County’s reputation as a premier global location to do business and live.”
Choose DuPage developed its 2013 Annual Report, titled “The Proven and Premier Global Business Location,” to provide residents and businesses of DuPage County, prospective residents, businesses and outside stakeholders, with information regarding organization’s accomplishments and key opportunities before the county in the business arena.
The IEDC has more than 4,500 members in the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other countries.
The IEDC bestowed the award to Choose DuPage during the 2014 IEDC Annual Conference on October 20, 2014 in Fort Worth, TX.
Click here to read Choose DuPage’s 2013 Annual Report.
About Choose DuPage
Choose DuPage is a groundbreaking concept in economic development for DuPage County, IL – located approximately 20 miles west of Chicago. Geographically desirable, with a highly skilled labor force, DuPage County has experienced unprecedented growth over the past two decades and has a Gross Regional Product (GRP) of $63.3 Billion. Partnering with local agencies and its board of directors, Choose DuPage works to leverage this growth and continue its momentum for the benefit of DuPage County businesses and residents.
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.