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    October 21, 2014
    Muncie-Delaware County, IN Economic Development Alliance Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council
    Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana Economic Development Alliance received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2014 project in the category of Magazine for communities with populations of 25,000 - 200,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
     
    The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Monday, October 20, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held October 19-22, in Fort Worth, Texas.
     
    "Economic development efforts have long been a keystone in the quest to bolster the economy and improve quality of life in every locality across the country," said Bill Sproull, IEDC chair. "As the nation continues to tackle challenges in the midst of global uncertainty, these efforts have taken on an even greater significance. With this award, we laud trendsetting organizations like Muncie-Delaware County, IN Economic Development Alliance for leading the charge."
     
    The Alliance is the new, twice-a-year magazine of the Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana Economic Development Alliance that highlights the work of the organization from a behind-the-scenes point of view. The focus is on explanatory writing, or the ‘how and why.’ The publication explains how deals happen, how the process of a project works, and why our activities are important to the economic health of the community.
      
    “We are delighted that the IEDC has recognized and honored our organization. It’s affirmation that we’ve achieved our goal of highlighting the work of the Economic Development Alliance from a behind-the-scenes point of view. The Alliance magazine provides an insider view into the work toward the Vision 2016 goals, and how those activities are important to the economic health of the Muncie-Delaware County community,” said Jay Julian, President & Chief Economic Development Officer, Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance.
     
    The magazine was distributed at the Alliance’s annual Report to Investors and was mailed to the local business community, community leaders, and more than 900 site selectors. The publication is also available for online viewing.
     
    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 Muncie-Delaware County, IN Economic Development Alliance
     
    The Alliance (EDA) represents a consortium of economic development entities dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana. Our purpose is to allocate and leverage economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality and global competitiveness of Muncie-Delaware County as a superior business location. Services include site location assistance, retention and expansion of existing businesses, and customized research for business prospects considering Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana. The EDA’s administrative entities are Delaware Advancement Corporation and the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. www.muncie.com
     
    About the International Economic Development Council
     
    The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,400 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