The PDI Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Awards Program recognizes the contribution of BRE to the success of local and regional economic development initiatives. PDI Presents Business Retention Awards during SMART Conference. Categories include:
- Overall BRE Program
- Single Success Project
All PDI members are eligible to receive the award. Eligible programs/projects are those in which the nominated entity plays a coordinating role or in which BRE activities play an integral role in the success of an economic development strategy. The programs/projects nominated may include those serving local or regional areas. Ongoing BRE programs or projects within the last 24 months are eligible.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 BRE RECIPIENTS!
2020 Overall Program Awards
The Overall BRE Program Award recognizes a community or region that has implemented a successful BRE initiative for their area. Criteria used to select the winners were: the success of communicating the program, improvements to the business climate, and measurable results and outcomes. We have two award winners in this category:
- Clinton Regional Development Corporation
- Greater Dubuque Development Corporation
- Kossuth/Palo Alto Economic Development Corporation
- Marion Economic Development Corporation
2020 Single Project Award
Single Business Retention and Expansion Project Category recognizes a single event or issue in which a community successfully mobilized to retain or expand an existing business. Consideration was given to the process of identifying the opportunity, collaboration with local, regional and/or state partners and the ability to respond quickly. Two awards were given in this category.
Past Award Recipients
- Ames Economic Development Commission
- Washington Economic Development Group
- Woodbury County