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Posted on: October 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Benbrook Recieves Awards for 2018 Business Expo!

Biz Expo 2018

Benbrook Receives Excellence in Economic Development Awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

WASHINGTON, DC (October 02, 2018) – The Benbrook Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) accepted two Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Awards for its collaboration in hosting and producing video of the Benbrook Business EXPO in March 2018.  The International Economic Development Council presented the awards in the categories of Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Single Event and Video/Multimedia Promotion. 

 Hillary Cromer with the BEDC accepted the awards at a ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

“Our partnership with the Benbrook Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Benbrook to showcase local businesses at the Business Expo was a huge success,” notes Cathy Morris, BEDC director. “Recognition from the IEDC is an incredible honor, and we’re so pleased to bring this award home to share with our community.”

The Benbrook Economic Development Corporation works to support local businesses, foster quality business growth, and make strategic investments in projects that support business development in Benbrook.  

The public was invited as the 2018 Benbrook Business Expo highlighted over 50 area businesses who offered food, giveaways, drawings, and information on products and services. As a marketing tool, the video captures the energy of the event; intended to garner interest from developers, investors, and retailers who may be considering Benbrook for commercial expansion. In addition, messaging is intended to further encourage consumers to support local business. 

"This year our judges reviewed some extraordinary projects that advanced both communities and businesses. We congratulate all the award winners, and thank everyone who nominated their projects for sharing their success with fellow IEDC members. What we learn from each other helps us to grow and advance as a profession. We look forward to even greater participation from economic developers across the globe in the 2019 awards program.”  - Craig Richard, CEcD, FM, President and CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation located in Tampa, Florida, and 2018 IEDC Board Chair. 

About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is the world's largest membership organization for economic development professionals. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life in their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban and local to international, our members represent the entire range of economic development. Learn more at


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