AWARDS NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
The award was first given in 1985 and was renamed in 1991 to honor Eunice Sullivan for her outstanding dedication and commitment to the economic development profession and the Florida Economic Development Council.
This award was first given in 2007 to honor and recognize the former Lieutenant Governorâ€™s exceptional leadership in revamping Floridaâ€™s workforce system to respond to critical workforce needs and to advance local, regional and state economic development.
Given annually by The Corridor in recognition of the achievements of an outstanding young innovator in economic development in Florida. Recipients of this award will receive a scholarship of up to $5,000 to be applied towards coursework and fees associated with achieving the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation.
The Economic Development Volunteers of the Year Award is named in honor of Richard L. McLaughlin, who firmly believed in the significance of volunteer contributions to the achievement of economic development goals for the state. McLaughlin was the second president of Florida Economic Development Council 1965. In honor of his contributions, one outstanding volunteer is recognized annually in each of the eight FEDC Districts.
Recognizing outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of business in the state of Florida. Awards will be given annually to recognize the outstanding deal from a rural community, urban community and regional cooperative (multi-county) area. In addition, an award may be given in an open category that does not recognize community type.
Recognizing the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations for economic development and innovative/best practices for our communities and abroad. Members benefit significantly from the FEDC Promotional Materials Awards Competition and award winners receive favorable publicity that generates increased public support for their organizations. Used correctly, an FEDC Promotional Materials Award can be a great tool when targeting increased funding.
SILENT AUCTION CONTRIBUTIONS
The Florida Economic Development Council is pleased to present the 2015 Silent Auction to be held during the Florida Economic Development Conference, July 13-15. 2015 at the Walt Disney Swan in Orlando, Florida.
During the conference, attendees from around the state will be bidding on various items to help raise money for education and advocacy initiatives for economic development in Florida. By donating items to the Silent Auction, you will be showing your support of economic development and at the same time you will be promoting your business, service, or product to hundreds of registrants. Also your company name and the item(s) youâ€™ve donated will be included in our conference materials.
The Silent Auction will begin on Monday July 13 and end on Wednesday morning, July 15. This always proves to be a fun and exciting event, especially when the bidding gets fast and furious at the end of the auction. This auction will be an excellent opportunity to showcase your services or product through this statewide venue!. Several â€œhotâ€ auction items from past years include hotel or resort stays; golf packages; tickets to sporting events, special events, or attractions; gift baskets; sports memorabilia and other gift certificates.
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