Awards Recognize Atlanta BeltLine for Excellence in Economic Development
ATLANTA – In a ceremony during the 2015 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Conference, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) received two awards for excellence in economic development from the IEDC. ABI was honored with a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award in the category of Neighborhood Development and a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for the 2014 Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Annual Report. The conference was held October 4-7 in Anchorage, Alaska.
“From localized community projects, to large scale endeavors, economic development efforts have played a vital role in the global economy,” said JoAnn Crary, CEcD, Chair of the International Economic Development Council and President of Saginaw Future Inc. “As we address new and longstanding challenges, these efforts continue to take on even greater importance. The award serves as a salute to pacesetting organizations like Atlanta Beltline, Inc. for leading the charge.”
“We are honored to receive this international award that affirms the Atlanta BeltLine’s transformational impact on economic development in the city,” said Paul Morris, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. “With a return-on-investment of six-to-one, leaders from the City and in the business community have given us a vote of confidence by banking on a project that can redefine Atlanta.”
Recipients of IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards demonstrate to an experienced panel of judges that they are at the forefront of the economic development profession. They are recognized as 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.