The City of NRH and its Economic Development Department recently received two awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), a Washington D.C. based industry organization representing over 5,000 professionals. Out of a pool of nearly 500 entries, the annual awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs, projects and partnerships. These awards honor both organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban and rural communities. The city’s work on City Point received a Silver Award for Creative Financing and a Bronze Award for Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse. The honor was presented at a virtual awards ceremony during the IEDC’s annual conference on October 19, 2020.
“The winners of IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development awards represent the very best of economic development and exemplify the ingenuity, integrity, and leadership that our profession strives for each and every day,” said 2020 IEDC Board Chair and One Columbus CEO Kenny McDonald. “We’re honored to recognize the communities whose programs, projects and partnerships have measurably improved regional quality of life.”