WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 27, 2016) – Nebraska Public Power District Economic Development (NPPD) received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2016 Geneva Community Guide project in the category of General Purpose Print Brochure for communities with populations less than 25,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 27, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 25-28, in Cleveland, OH.
“On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to the Nebraska Public Power District. Not only did they work to provide a necessary service to their community; but also, their participation in the awards program sheds light on their stellar projects which other communities can now use a benchmark.” – Barry Matherly, CEcD, FM, IEDC 2016 Board Chair, President & CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership.
The Geneva Community Guide is an example of the assistance provided in endorsing communities to excel in economic development. The community provides detailed information specific to the community for the booklet while NPPD provides general information. Colored photos enhance the appearance of the book to grasp the reader’s attention and offer a visual glance of the community.
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.
“The awards process is a thorough, non-biased and multi-layered process. These are extraordinary accomplishments for all winners, and an overall great effort by all participants. We look forward to next year’s awards competition,” Matherly said.
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,700 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. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions. www.iedcONLINE.org.
About Nebraska Public Power District
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) serves 86 of Nebraska’s 93 counties and serves a population of greater than 600,000. Nebraska is the only state that is served solely by public power. NPPD uses a diverse mix of generating facilities to meet customers’ needs, including nuclear, coal, natural gas, oil, wind, hydro and diesel resources. NPPD and public power utilities work with their local, regional and state economic development organizations to position communities and regions for economic growth, to assist with the expansion and retention of existing industry, and to attract new businesses.