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Lenawee Now Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award

Representatives of Lenawee Now and Hoyden Creative Group accepting the Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award at the 2017 IEDC Annual Conference.

Lenawee Now received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Made in Lenawee Centennial Anniversary Campaign Brochure project, in the category of Special Purpose Print Brochure from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).


The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 17 - 20, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 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.


“On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to Lenawee Now. 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 as a benchmark.”  - Michael Langley, FM, CEO of GREATER MSP, Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN, and 2017 IEDC Board Chair.


“This award, as well as previous awards, demonstrates the reach our marketing produces in putting Lenawee County in the forefront of state, national, and world-wide audiences. Working together with our marketing professionals, Hoyden Creative Group, has allowed us to bolster our economic impact to a very diverse population. Many thanks for the work the International Economic Development Council is doing throughout the world and their recognition of our efforts generating attention to LenaweeCounty,” commented Jim Van Doren, Executive Director of Lenawee Now.


More about the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 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. Among many activities which benefit the economy, IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs and develop vibrant communities. www.iedcONLINE.org.