Business Development Board of Martin County Excellence in Economic Development Award
from the International Economic Development Council


WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 22, 2017) –The Business Development Board of Martin County (BDBMC) won a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its “Martin County Business Page, a project in the category of Ad Campaign from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19, during the IEDC Annual Conference.

“On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to the Business Development Board of Martin County. 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.”  - Michael Langley, FM, CEO of GREATER MSP, Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN, and 2017 IEDC Board Chair


“We are happy to accept this recognition and hope that other economic development organizations can mirror this concept to increase visibility for their local businesses” said Tim Dougher, Executive Director, BDBMC.

The BDB is the official economic development organization in Martin County, Florida, and is the creator of the Martin County Business Page. Working with The Stuart News, The Business Page was an opportunity to promote local companies that provide goods and services that add to the overall economy of the area. The BDBMC wanted to recognize the accomplishments of local businesses in order for residents to understand the importance of smart growth in Martin County.

“The awards process is a thorough, non-biased and multi-layered process. These are extraordinary accomplishments for all winners, and an overall great effort by all participants. We look forward to next year’s awards competition,” Langley said.


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.