• Fri. Nov 25th, 2022

City of Fort Collins Receives Economic Development Award for Community of the Year

ByKarla E. Kowalski

Nov 25, 2022

The City of Fort Collins received the 2022 EDIE Award for Large Community of the Year from the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC). The EDIE is Colorado’s most recognized award for economic development, recognizing outstanding achievements by its members, organizations, communities, businesses, individuals and legislators for their contributions to the state’s economic development.

Since 1989, the EDCC has celebrated the achievements of over 200 awardees. Winners from 11 different categories were recognized by the EDCC during its annual Drive | posted lead | Success last week in Pueblo, Colorado.

“We are honored to receive this award and to be recognized alongside other incredible communities that are advancing Colorado’s economy,” said SeonAh Kendall, CPA/City of Fort Collins economic health director. “Thank you to our local and regional partners for the leadership, dedication and support in helping to keep Fort Collins doing business thriving.”

The EDIE Award reflects the extensive work the city’s Economic Health Office has done to support local businesses and workers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office has been a leader in Northern Colorado’s regional economic development initiative, which brings together companies, leaders and strategic partners to identify best practices. In response to the pandemic, the city has also launched small business recovery grants and a multicultural business and entrepreneurship center to bring together local businesses, nonprofits, artists and solopreneurs in need of resources and support.

Learn more about the Economic Health Office at fcgov.com/business.

About the Economic Development Council of Colorado: Established in 1976, the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) promotes effective and responsible economic development throughout Colorado. They work to connect communities, members and partners with quality educational opportunities and trusted resources, and advocate for robust policies and programs that support a vibrant economy and improve the quality of life throughout Colorado.

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