Economic Development Program

Economic Development Program Award recognizes economic development entities for innovative programs that foster best practices. As such, the program relates to financing, workforce development, tourism, agriculture, and so forth.  

To be eligible, the program must be nominated by a MEDA member. The program must have been completed during the previous three years, or a major phase must have been successfully completed during the previous three years.

MEDA bestows awards for Economic Development Program in the Large Community and Small Community categories. Nominees located in a county with a population over 200,000 are defined as a Large Community. A county with a population less than 200,000 is defined as a Small Community.

Entry Fee:

$100.00 online or by check (payable to MEDA)
Mail check to MEDA, P.O. Box 27039, Baltimore, MD 21230

Deadline:

Friday, December 9, 2022

General Information:

You may submit the same entry in more than one category as long as the entry fees are submitted for all categories. Public relations and advertising agencies may submit entries on behalf of their clients (who are MEDA members) if the entry is submitted under the client’s name and address.

Awards will be announced and winning entries will be displayed during the MEDA Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland, on April 24, 2023. All entries become the property of MEDA, which is not responsible for the loss, damage, or return of entries.

Awards judges are economic development, marketing, and/or business professionals. As such, they have demonstrated expertise in site selection, economic development, and marketing initiatives.

Rules:

To be eligible for the 2023 competition’s Economic Development Program category, entries must have been completed during the previous three years, or a major phase must have been completed and functioning during the previous three years.

All entries must adhere to these additional rules:

  • This is an open competition, but submissions must be made by MEDA members.
  • You may submit the same entry in more than one category as long as the entry fees are submitted for all categories entered and all category criteria are met.
  • Public relations and advertising agencies may submit entries on behalf of their clients (who are MEDA members) if the entry is submitted under the client’s name and address. Public relations and advertising agencies that are MEDA members may also submit.
  • Marketing and program awards will be presented to the MEDA member who made the nomination.
  • The Economic Development Program award will be given to the private-sector company.

Please direct all submission questions to Sandy Dubay at sandy@medamd.com, or call 301-360-3506

 

Please Note:

  • After you click “Submit,” you should see a Thank You confirmation.
  • If you DO NOT see that confirmation, your nomination hasn’t been received or processed.