The International Economic Development Council Recognizes York County Development Corporation for Excellence in Economic Development

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21 Sep 2022

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York County Development Corporation Honored for General Purpose Website During the IEDC Annual Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the world's largest professional association for economic developers, has selected York County Development Corporation as a recipient of its 2022 Excellence Awards. During the IEDC Annual Conference, the awards honor organizations for exemplary economic development marketing campaigns, projects, and programs. York County Development Corporation was selected as the Bronze Recipient for the General Purpose Website category in honor of its efforts in creating positive change within the community.

“Communities need our profession now more than ever. This year's awardees exemplify the ingenuity, leadership, and determination needed to meet the challenges of today and the future. The winners of IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development awards represent the best of economic development and demonstrate the level of leadership that our profession strives for every day,” shared IEDC President and CEO Nathan Ohle.

“This year’s awards selection process was especially competitive. We are honored to recognize the more than 100 communities whose marketing submissions, projects, and partnerships have improved regional quality of life,” added IEDC Awards Advisory Committee Chair Christina Winn.

Awards are judged by a diverse panel of economic and community developers worldwide. IEDC received over 500 submissions from the United States and four other countries worldwide.

The General Purpose Website award presentation has brought recognition and acclaim to the York County community as the event was attended by economic development professionals and site consultants worldwide. The York County Development Corporation website - designed by Golden Shovel Agency, an economic development communications firm - provides resources to the business community to promote business stability and growth while also providing useful information for the workforce.

“I am incredibly honored for YCDC to be selected for this award. Our team has worked hard to continue to add tools, such as Size Up | York County that will benefit all business sizes in our county. We are thrilled to once again receive recognition from IEDC for our continued vision and innovation.”

You can view the York County Development website at


The INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,800 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 engage in the full range of economic development practices. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in various 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.

YORK COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION is the catalyst for economic and community vitality, resulting in York County, Nebraska, becoming widely recognized as the first choice for businesses and families in the region. Its mission is to promote and encourage quality economic growth in York County, Nebraska.

GOLDEN SHOVEL AGENCY is a full-service economic development marketing agency. Whether the goal is to attract and support great businesses or great talent, it is the specialist in the industry. The agency has helped hundreds of communities across the globe shape and tells their stories to strengthen the vitality of their regional economies.

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