Sioux City has received 1st place for the City Progress newsletter from the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC).The regional organization presented its annual Economic Development awards at the 2012 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, held December 2-4 in Chicago. Sioux City Economic Development Director, Marty Dougherty, attended the conference and accepted the award on behalf of the City.
The City Progress newsletter is an 8-page, full color tabloid published twice each year and coordinated by the Sioux City Economic Development Department. The newsletter is free to the public and highlights positive news including economic development growth, public safety progress, community development plans and exciting upcoming events. More than 20,000 copies of City Progress are printed and inserted in the Sioux City Journal, mailed directly to major employers, and available at City facilities. It is also available online at www.sioux-city.org and www.LocateSiouxCity.com and included in the weekly Sioux City Snapshot email to 10,000 subscribers.
In addition to the glass vase, all first place winners will be highlighted in an ad in the January issue of Site Selection magazine. To view the Fall 2012/Winter 2013 City Progress newsletter as well as previous issues, visit www.LocateSiouxCity.com and click on Marketing Initiatives.
The Mid-America Economic Development Council is dedicated to enhancing economic developers’ knowledge, capabilities and opportunities through multi-state networking, education and site selector interaction. MAEDC sponsors the annual Economic Development Awards competition to recognize and stimulate the creative use of quality marketing by economic development organizations throughout the ten-state Mid-America region in promoting their respective communities. For more information about MAEDC, visit www.maedc.net.