Outstanding Achievement in the Location and/or Expansion of Business
FEDC Deal of the Year Awards will be given annually to recognize the outstanding deal from a rural community, urban community, and regional cooperative (multi-county) area.
In addition, an award may be given in an open category that does not recognize community type.
Deals of the Year – Recognizes outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of business in the state of Florida that meet community economic development goals and involve significant community program support, such as financial or permitting assistance, workforce development, state financial support, etc.
I. Rural – a county, community or area – as defined by the state of Florida
II. Urban – Any non-rural county, community or area
III. Regional – Any multi-county initiative
Any economic development organization employing a current member of FEDC is eligible to enter a deal for consideration. To qualify, the community must have publicly announced the deal after July 1, 2014.
Members of FEDC, interested persons or an organization may submit nominations. The application should include the entry form, supplemental information, and photographs. The judges may request additional information from the nominating organization as required.
Awards will be evaluated based on two primary criteria:
- Economic impact
- Degree of expertise needed to create the deal
The judges will determine the community size for purposes of making this award.
The fee is $95 per submission.
The Deals of the Year Awards will be presented at the FEDC Annual Conference – Opening Reception.