Twin Falls, ID — The Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its “12 Cool Things” project, in the Special Purpose Print Promotion category from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The award was accepted by Jeff McCurdy, SIEDO Executive Board Treasurer and city of Rupert Financial Officer, during the IEDC Annual Conference, held Sept. 17 – 20, in Toronto, Ontario.
“It was an honor to receive this award among our national and international peers and to showcase the creative ways we are communicating Southern Idaho’s message nationally and across the globe,” said McCurdy.
The “12 Cool Things” project was created in part to attract new talent to the region to fill the expanding job market. A new edition is released quarterly to give residents and visitors a fresh set of fun experiences no matter the season. Zip-lining over the canyon, soaking in natural hot pools, exploring the Oregon Trail, and sampling delicious regional food are just a few of the “cool things” you will find in Southern Idaho.
“We’re proud to live in a region that offers so many career and recreational opportunities that make Southern Idaho a great place to live, work and play,” said Connie Stopher, SIEDO Executive Director. “We hope residents and tourists turn to the ‘12 Cool Things’ project as their guide to Southern Idaho.”
“On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization,” said Michael Langley, FM, CEO of GREATER MSP, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, and 2017 IEDC Board Chair. “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.”
The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
To learn more about SIEDO and/or the Southern Idaho region, please visit us online at http://southernidaho.org.
About Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization
Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) is a joint venture of public and private sectors in the communities of Buhl, Burley, Filer, Glenns Ferry, Gooding, Heyburn, Jerome, Kimberly, Paul, Rupert, Twin Falls, and Wendell formed to help diversify and strengthen the local economy by retaining and attracting business to the Southern Idaho region. SIEDO works closely with each of these communities to promote economic development through expansion of existing business and to implement a focused consistent program to attract new businesses to the region. For more information about SIEDO and/or the Southern Idaho region, please visit southernidaho.org.
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. www.iedcONLINE.org.