MAIN STREET JOURNAL – Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) received an Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at IEDC’s 2018 Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia last month. MEDC video wins awardIEDC is the world’s largest membership organization for economic development professionals.
MEDC won the Bronze Award in the Video/Multimedia Promotion category for its 2017 video “Live, Work, Play in Marlborough,” which to date has been seen on Facebook and YouTube more than 155,000 times. The IEDC award came before MEDC finished the production of its updated 2018 version of the video, which has since been released to the public.
MEDC is the state chartered economic development corporation for the City of Marlborough, MA and represents a public-private partnership for planning. MEDC works with municipal and private investors to foster economic development, job growth and community revitalization.
Mayor Arthur Vigeant commented, “MEDC helps us attract new employers to Marlborough and retain existing businesses who call Marlborough home. Their efforts lead to new economic development, which enables us to invest in Marlborough’s future without placing the tax burden solely on our residents. Since I’ve been mayor, we’ve had steady, predictable tax adjustments while also renovating recreational facilities, investing in our schools, and building our first two turf fields.”
“Live, Work, Play in Marlborough” showcases Marlborough’s location, amenities, lifestyle, diversity and employers. It is being used as a tool to attract individuals, developers and companies to the city.
In addition to the video, MEDC has developed an extensive resource of information online at marlboroughedc.com. Current residents and potential visitors will find a wealth of information under both the “About Marlborough” and Live, Work, Play” tabs.
“We are extremely proud to be recognized by IEDC for this project, which showcases Marlborough’s abundance of amenities and offerings, alongside the voices of leaders and innovators who contribute so much to our community,” said MEDC Executive Director Meredith Harris. “This award creates an opportunity for people across the country and beyond to see our video and literally visualize what Marlborough has to offer.”
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