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Cedar Hill EDC Wins International Economic Development Award

Date Published
Oct 04, 2012
Cedar Hill EDC Wins IEDC Award

CEDAR HILL, Texas, Oct. 4, 2012 – The Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for their Cedar Hill Community Profile 2011 in the category of General Purpose Brochure for communities with populations of 25,000 - 200,000 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 is being held September 30 – October 3 in Houston, Texas.

"We recognize Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation 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. Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation 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 Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a Type A Corporation operating within the City of Cedar Hill, Texas. The mission of the Cedar Hill EDC is to retain and expand business through a proactive retention and expansion program, attract desirable business and industry by fostering a business friendly environment and aggressively market Cedar Hill using a multi-faceted approach. The organization includes a staff of three, led by Director Allison J. H. Thompson, CEcD, EDFP. For more information visit

The Cedar Hill Community Profile is a 31-page, 8.5" x 11" saddle-stitched booklet that contains information about the City including demographics, business climate, quality of life, educational institutions, maps, and community resources. The document is in full color and is updated annually to ensure accurate information. The information is displayed in text, pictures, charts, and graphs. It is used externally to promote Cedar Hill to prospective businesses and internally to provide information about the City to existing businesses and citizens. The Community Profile is available in print, as well as a PDF on the organization's website. It is researched, written and designed by Marketing, Events and Business Retention Manager Michaela Dollar.

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