WDCEP Receives Gold Economic Development Award

The WDCEP received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its DC Neighborhood Profiles: 2016 Edition project in the category of General Purpose Print Brochure for communities with populations of greater than 500,000 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.

IEDC Award 2016

“On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to the Washington, DC Economic Partnership. 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 WDCEP’s Neighborhood Profiles provides an overview of 54 neighborhoods and commercial corridors in DC. The Profiles offer the most comprehensive collection of data available at this level. This resource informs entrepreneurs, small businesses and retailers/restaurants of the investment opportunities throughout DC. The Profiles include recent demographic data at the neighborhood level, relevant investments (business openings, recent/planned development, and new infrastructure), government resources/incentives and maps showcasing neighborhood anchors/major attractions.

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.