DC - The Ada Jobs Foundation won a Bronze Excellence in
Economic Development Award for their Progress for Ada website, a project
in the category of Special Purpose Website of 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.
2017 IEDC Chairman
Michael Langley presents Bronze Excellence In Economic Development
Award to AJF's James Eldridge
behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic
Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to the Ada Jobs
Foundation. Not only did they work to provide a necessary service to
but also, their participation in the awards program sheds lighton 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
website informs local citizens about the impact of a sales tax dedicated
to economic development," said Ada Jobs Foundation Interim President
James Eldridge. "This website is unique because we simplified
the technology involved in creating a website. This allowed us to
send our message to the Ada community at a very minimal cost, which could
serve as a model for other small 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," Langley said.