The City of Mesa’s Office of Economic Development has been honored by the International Economic Development Council with three gold and three silver Excellence in Economic Development Awards.
The office was also awarded international recognition as an Accredited Economic Development Organization, according to a release.
The awards were presented at a ceremony on Oct. 15 during the IEDC Annual Conference held virtually due to the current pandemic.
“We are truly honored to be recognized for these six awards of excellence in economic development, in addition to our international reaccreditation,” City of Mesa Economic Development Director Bill Jabjiniak said in the release. “These awards are an affirmation of our economic development team and our community partners’ efforts to develop and promote Mesa as a premier location for companies from around the world to locate and expand.”
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. Thirty-five award categories honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban and rural communities.
Awards are judged by a diverse panel of economic and community developers from around the world, following a nomination process held earlier this year. IEDC received more than 500 submissions from four countries.
The City of Mesa Office of Economic Development won accolades in the following categories: