Prince William County Department of Economic Development (PWCDED) programs and marketing were recognized at this year’s International Economic Development Council (IEDC) 2022 Excellence Awards, which were announced earlier today at the organization’s annual conference in Oklahoma City. IEDC is the largest nonprofit association for professional economic developers in the world, and these awards recognize the world's best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year's most influential leaders. Twenty-five award categories honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
“These awards reflect the dedication, persistence, and imagination of our entire team,” said Christina Winn, executive director at PWCDED. "The IGNITE program successfully brands Prince William County as a destination for innovative and high-growth companies working on scaling their businesses, capturing talent, and finding commercial footing. We’re excited to open applications for the next round of IGNITE grants next month.”
Awards are judged by a diverse panel of economic and community developers from around the world, following a nomination process held earlier this year.
"Congratulations to our Department of Economic Development for developing and managing award-winning programs and creating a quality digital presence to promote our business-forward initiatives,” said Ann B. Wheeler, Chair, Prince William Board of County Supervisors. “PWCDED continues to increase our community’s strategic brand awareness at regional and national levels."
Previous IEDC awards include:
2021 – Gold: Building Momentum Channel
2021 – Silver: ELEVATE: Building Business and Careers
2021 – Silver: Catch the Innovation
2021 – Bronze: Capital Investment & Innovation Grant