LPED Wins IEDC Award

WASHINGTON, DC – The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Lincoln Economic Dashboard, a project in the category of Annual Report from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held September 29 – October 3, in Atlanta, Georgia.

“It is an honor to receive this prestigious recognition from IEDC. Creating this report takes a total team effort, starting with the identification of the data points and the collection of information by Dr. Thompson and the Bureau of Business Research to the final design of the publication by the communications team,” according to Pat Haverty, CEcD, Vice President of the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development. 


“This document has proven to be a valuable community resource to gauge our progress on key economic measures. We look forward to checking our progress and creating this report again in two years.”  


The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development is a public-private collaboration charged with fulfilling Lincoln’s Economic Development goals. Our primary areas of focus are Business Development, Business Retention & Expansion, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Talent Strategy.


The Lincoln Economic Dashboard was created to illustrate Lincoln’s economic status and progress against comparable regions. Quantifiable measures of economic competitiveness and quality of life were chosen to benchmark Lincoln’s performance against several peer and aspirational communities throughout the nation. The comparable cities were chosen as either peers – those with similar populations, major universities/state capitals or aspirational – communities that are somewhat larger and have population growth, business activity and successes that Lincoln aspires to emulate.

The Dashboard is used as a resource to primary companies considering expanding or relocating operations in the area and as a reference, for planning purposes, for the economic development program and city operations.

"This year our judges reviewed some extraordinary projects that advanced both communities and businesses. We congratulate all the award winners and thank everyone who nominated their projects for sharing their success with fellow IEDC members.” -Craig Richard, CEcD, FM, President and CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation located in Tampa, Florida, and 2018 IEDC Board Chair

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is the world's largest membership organization for economic development professionals. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life in their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, our members represent the entire range of economic development. Learn more at iedconline.org.

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