Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation's Lyle Roggow and Jeannie Bowden, along with Jessika Leatherbury of Community Matters LLC are presented a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council.
- The Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF) of Duncan, Oklahoma, received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2015 Annual Newsletter for communities with populations of less than 25,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Demonstrating that DAEDF is at the forefront of the economic development profession.
"On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to DAEDF. 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." said Barry Matherly, CEcD, FM, IEDC 2016 Board Chair, President & CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership.
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.
"It is an honor to receive recognition from an International organization like IEDC and be evaluated among so many other cities across the country," said DAEDF President Lyle Roggow, "This recognition is valuable in raising awareness of Duncan among our peers in the economic development field, media, and companies looking to expand or relocate."
The Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation Annual Newsletter is a multi-page mailer utilized to inform the community about activities and accomplishments made during the past year. This newsletter also gives citizens a glimpse of future projects that the organization is working toward.
The report measures successes and provides accountability to the community. Because DAEDF is a stand-alone entity, it partners with local chambers of commerce, school districts, hospitals, city government, state government and businesses. The report is shared widely as an informational document but also used internally by staff and DAEDF Board.
To view the Report visit www.ok-duncan.com
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,700 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. IEDC's members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions.
About the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation
In 1993, the citizens and businesses of Duncan created the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF) to promote the development of existing businesses, attract new businesses, and diversify Duncan's economic base. By simultaneously building up the local infrastructure, establishing relationships throughout the community and state, and ensuring that there is a well-trained and vital workforce, DAEDF created an attractive business climate. DAEDF has attracted businesses that provide competitive wages and make capital investments in the community, which means they are more likely to remain in the area as long-term employers.www.ok-duncan.com