Saratoga County Prosperity Partnerships, Inc. Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership won a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 8@8 e-Newsletter, a project in the category of Newsletter/Newspaper of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 17 – 20, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

“On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, Inc. Not only did they work to provide a necessary service to their community; but also, their participation in the awards program sheds light on their stellar projects which other communities can now use as a benchmark.” – Michael Langley, FM, CEO of GREATER MSP, Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN, and 2017 IEDC Board Chair

Saratoga Partnership launched an e-newsletter called the 8@8, listing the top 8 news items or events and sent out bi-weekly on Mondays at 8 a.m. The e-newsletter informs stakeholders about topics related to the economy in Saratoga County. The e-newsletter was sent to more than 2,500 subscribers on a bi-weekly basis.

“The awards process is a thorough, non-biased and multi-layered process. These are extraordinary accomplishments for all winners, and an overall great effort by all participants. We look forward to next year’s awards competition,” Langley said.

“The Saratoga Partnership is deeply committed to building a business environment where companies of all sizes, in all industries, can grow and succeed, ” said Marty Vanags, President of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership. “This recognition reflects the importance we place on keeping leaders in business, education and government informed on critical issues involving economic development, as a way of connecting people and organizations and creating opportunities that benefit Saratoga County.”

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit 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 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. Among many activities which benefit the economy, IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs and develop vibrant communities.