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York County Development Corporation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award

Monday, October 19, 2015

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By 24-7 Press Release

YORK, NE, October 21, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- York County Development Corporation (YCDC) has worked hard this year in collaboration with Golden Shovel to improve their online presence - and they are now reaping the benefits of their efforts. The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) hosts an annual conference where they recognize the world's best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year's most influential leaders through their "Excellence in Economic Development Awards" program.

Earlier this year, YCDC sent in their nomination for the 'Excellence in Economic Development Awards" showcasing their website - They applied for the 'Communities with populations less than 25,000" category. After months of reviewing proposals from economic developers from around the country, YCDC was announced as a finalist in their category. The 2015 IEDC Annual Conference was held October 4-7 in Anchorage, AK. One of the main events of this conference is the awards ceremony where the winners of all pre-selected categories are announced and York County Development Corporation was announced as the winner in their category.

York County Development Corporation approached Golden Shovel in 2014 aiming to increase their online presence with a new economic development website. The goal of the new website is to promote the retention and expansion of existing business, market industry-ready sites and buildings to attract capital investment, highlight unique benefits and quality of life in the county and create awareness of workforce training and development opportunities in the region. Golden Shovel worked closely with YCDC to build a website with a robust focus on its location advantage, demographics, major employers, and labor availability, ultimately encouraging businesses to consider York County as a new location.

Lisa Hurley, Executive Director at York County Development Corporation was pleased with the award and looks towards the future: "As YCDC undertook the design of the website in partnership with Golden Shovel, we had some high level goals. In today's competitive world, it is imperative to stand out, yet have our site answer the questions a business or site selector would have. Golden Shovel has been an invaluable partner in our efforts. We are proud to be recognized with this award".

Aaron Brossoit, CEO at Golden Shovel supports the success of York County, "York County had focused goals and a strong vision for where they wanted their online presence to go. The website projects where they are headed in the future while maintaining the authenticity of a rural county. The Golden Shovel team is proud of York County's award and wish them more success in the future."

About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,500 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.

About York County Development Corporation
The York County Development Corporation (YCDC) is a public-private not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and encourage quality economic growth in York County, Nebraska. YCDC works confidentially and offers unbiased, detail and customized information to clients for no fee. YCDC is the lead economic development organization in York, County Nebraska and utilizes a team approach to ensure access to all agencies and programs that can be of assistance to your project.

About Golden Shovel Agency
Golden Shovel Agency views economic development as a creative endeavor, critical for a region or community to attract and retain businesses. They work with over 120 communities across the country combining web technology and design expertise to present communities in their best light. Golden Shovel employs the latest economic development trends to keep their clients ahead of the curve.

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