El Campo CDC Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

ARCIT member, El Campo City Development Corporation (CDC) won a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Shop Local! Small Business Week Campaign, a project in the category of Paid Ad Campaign from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

El Campo’s CDC goal with the “Shop Local!” campaign was to create awareness of the many benefits if shopping local, and the consequences of not supporting local businesses.  One of the advertising campaigns that ran in the El Campo Leader News, included a Father’s Day advertisement with “Shop Local! Your Father will appreciate a lower property tax bill!”

IDEC is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers.  It has more than 5,000 member and is the largest organization of its kind.