Prince William County Department of Economic Development and Planning Office Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

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October 20th, 2014 – Prince William County, Va. – Prince William County Department of Economic Development and Planning Office received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2014 project in the category of General Purpose Print Brochure for communities with populations of 200,000-500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Monday, October 20th, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which is being held October 19th – 22nd, in Fort Worth, Texas.

“Economic development efforts have long been a keystone in the quest to bolster the economy and improve quality of life in every locality across the country,” said Bill Sproull, IEDC chair. “As the nation continues to tackle challenges in the midst of global uncertainty, these efforts have taken on an even greater significance. With this award, we laud trendsetting organizations like Prince William County Department of Economic Development and Planning Office for leading the charge.”

“Our prime location, highly educated workforce and pro-business environment continues to drive economic development in Prince William County. We understand the unique needs and challenges businesses face and we are committed to helping companies succeed in today’s global market.” said Corey Stewart, Chairman, Prince William Board of County Supervisors.

The Potomac Communities Brochure is a publication that highlights the unique business, governmental, environmental and historical assets of the “Potomac Communities” located between the Potomac River and Interstate 95, in Prince William County, VA. The brochure was developed in order to market this unique section of Prince William County to potential investors in an effort to cultivate development and redevelopment projects. By consolidating some of the many assets and opportunities for both economic and community development in the Potomac Communities into a single publication, Prince William County staff and ambassadors can more effectively promote this vibrant area to both a regional and national real estate and investment audience. To review the brochure, click here.

The Potomac Communities Brochure was made possible with the kind contributions of: Discover Prince William & Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau,George Mason University, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Northern Virginia Community College, Potomac Mills, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center,Potomac Shores, Prince William County Department of Parks & Recreation and the Prince William County Historic Preservation Department.

IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognizes the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders. These awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,400 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 are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of 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



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