Mission West Wins Excellence in Economic Development Award

9October 2021

October 6, 2021
Mission West Wins
Excellence in Economic Development Award
Ronan, MT – Mission West Community Development Partners has won a Bronze Award in the category of Multimedia/Video Promotion from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for its rebranding project. The honor was presented October 5 at an awards ceremony during the IEDC annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
In January, the former Lake County Community Development Corporation unveiled new branding as Mission West Community Development Partners. The name change featured a new logo, website, and a series of videos which were created to better depict the organization’s services, mission and vision.
“We are thrilled to have our work recognized and honored at the national level,” said Brenna Fulks, Community and Economic Development Director at Mission West. “The impact of the project has been immediate. The videos have made the community aware of our name change and provided further understanding of the work we do and the region we serve. They showcase the work that our organization is doing to improve the quality of life and help us attract new businesses, workers, and resources to our region.” The new branding and videos are on the Mission West website at missionwestcdp.org.
IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders. The 25 award categories honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Awards were judged by a diverse panel of economic and community developers following a nomination process held earlier this year. IEDC received over 500 submissions from 4 countries.
“The winners of IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development awards represent the best of economic development and exemplify the leadership that our profession strives for every day,” said 2021 IEDC Board Chair and Invest Buffalo Niagara, President and CEO Tom Kucharski. “We’re honored to recognize the more than 100 communities whose marketing submissions, projects, and partnerships have improved regional quality of life. This year, more than ever, has presented opportunities to innovate, impact, and make progress in the cities, neighborhoods, and communities around us. Each of this year’s recipients represents the best of the economic development profession and exemplifies the ingenuity for fellow economic developers to aspire to in the years to come.”
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members engage in the full range of economic development experiences. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in various settings, including local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities, and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. Learn more at iedconline.org.
About Mission West Community Development Partners
Mission West is a state certified regional development corporation that provides assistance to businesses and organizations throughout northwestern Montana. The goal of Mission West is to enhance the quality of life and economic well-being of all residents in the communities we serve.
Contact: Brenna Fulks, Community and Economic Development Director
Mission West Community Development Partners

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