The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation is the recipient of the Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2012 project in the category of Magazines for communities with populations of 200,000 – 500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
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IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, and the year’s most influential leaders.
“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,” according to IEDC Chair Paul Krutko’s statement.
The SCV Economic Development Corporation received the Gold Excellence award for its efforts in developing the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Guide, a 48-page, full-color publication showcasing the regional attributes and competitive advantages of residing, working and recreating in the Santa Clarita Valley.
“Each year we publish the Santa Clarita Valley economic development guide and this year was focused on the bio-med cluster and the key companies in biotechnology in the Santa Clarita Valley. It additionally included an area map and the insert featured all upcoming developments in the commercial and industrial space corporation,” said Holly Schroeder, president and CEO of SCV EDC. “The SCV EDC is honored to have received this award.”
For more information on the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, visit www.scvedc.org.
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 Corporation
Representing 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.
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
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Source: Santa Clarita News