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Whitley County EDC recognized for Talking Points newsletter, small business programming

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The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) recently received “Best in the Midwest” recognition for its Talking Points newsletter from the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC).  
The award was announced at MAEDC’s recent 2011 Competitiveness Conference held in Chicago.  Award entries were accepted in two markets per category – large market (annual marketing budget over $100,000) and small market (annual marketing budget under $100,000). Submissions were accepted for the categories of: Newsletters, Website, Special Events, Workforce Development, Annual Report, Business Retention & Expansion and Community Promotion and Marketing Program.
The EDC received a first place “Best in the Midwest” award in the category of Newsletters – small market for the quarterly publication “Talking Points” and a third place award in the category of Business Retention & Expansion for the EDC’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI). 
For many years, MAEDC has sponsored the annual Economic Development Awards competition to recognize and stimulate the creative use of quality marketing by economic development organizations throughout the ten-state Mid-America region in promoting their respective communities.  MAEDC’s awards partner is Site Selection magazine, and all first place winners will be highlighted in an ad in the January issue of Site Selection magazine.
For more information about MAEDC, please visit www.maedc.net.

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