Ponca City Development Authority receives two excellence in economic development awards

PONCA CITY, Okla. — Ponca City Development Authority (PCDA) received two Silver Excellence in Economic Development Awards for its 2015 project in the categories of Sustainable & Green Development and Business & Retention Programs for communities with populations of 25,000-200,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

PHOTO: Pictured left to right are: JoAnn Crary, Chair of the IEDC Board of Directors; Laurence Beliel, PCDA Director of Business Retention & Expansion; David Myers, PCDA Executive Director and Karen Dickson, Chair of the IEDC Awards Committee. Photo provided.

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 6, during the 2015 IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Oct. 4-7, in Anchorage, Alaska.

“From localized community projects, to large scale endeavors, economic development efforts have played a vital role in the global economy,” said JoAnn Crary, CEcD, chair of the International Economic Development Council and President of Saginaw Future Inc. “As we address new and longstanding challenges, these efforts continue to take on even greater importance. The award serves as a salute to pacesetting organizations like The Ponca City Development Authority (PCDA) for leading the charge.”

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