Greater Dubuque Development Claims Three Awards at International Economic Development Council Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The spotlight was on Dubuque at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Meeting on September 27, 2016.Mayor Roy D. Buol, Dr. Liang Chee Wee, and Greater Dubuque Development Corporation all received recognition from the international organization of economic developers.
Mayor Buol received the Leadership Award for Public Service, an honor recognizing an elected official who, for at least ten years, has been a committed advocate for economic development in the public sector. For over twenty years, Mayor Buol has worked diligently as a public servant, an advocate for Dubuque citizens, and a supporter of workforce development initiatives.
Dr. Liang Chee Wee, President of Northeast Iowa Community College, was honored with the Institutional Leadership Award. This award is given to leaders of a community institution who have made significant contributions to the community in support of economic development. Dr. Wee is a passionate and dedicated advocate for education and community development, supporting Opportunity Dubuque, Re-engage Dubuque, StartUp Dubuque, and other projects fostering workforce development.
Greater Dubuque Development Corporation was the recipient of the Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for the InfoAction program for business retention and expansion. InfoAction is a collaboration between businesses and Greater Dubuque Development Corporation to address challenges, provide solutions, and deliver services to promote growth. Since its inception, InfoAction has allowed Greater Dubuque Development Corporation to help businesses on more than 3,559 occasions.
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.