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AMC Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award

The Arizona-Mexico Commission and the UA Office of University Research Parks received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for their AMC Special Selection in BizTucson in the category of Magazine for communities with populations of greater than 500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held on September 30 – October 3 in Houston, Texas.

“We recognize UA Office of University Research Parks and the Arizona Mexico Commission for creating innovative and successful strategies to promote economic development in this period of global recovery,” said Jay Moon, IEDC chair. “Our awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in communities. UA Office of University Research Parks and the Arizona Mexico Commission demonstrates that they are at the forefront of the economic development profession and are using cutting-edge, effective practices that can be replicated in other communities.”

The Arizona Mexico Commission (AMC) with the assistance of the University of Arizona Office of University Research Parks developed a 30 page special report entitled:  “Arizona-Mexico:  The $26 billion Connection.”  The report appeared in the spring 2012 issue of BizTucson Magazine and highlighted the economic connections between Arizona and Mexico and the impact of these connections on economic development.

IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders. These awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is the world’s largest independent non-profit membership and research organization devoted exclusively to the field of economic development. IEDC helps economic development professionals create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions.  Serving more than 4,400 members, IEDC provides a diverse range of services including conferences, professional development and certification, publications, research, advisory services, and legislative tracking. Visit www.iedconline.org.