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Economic development group honors ElectriCities for outstanding communications

August 30, 2018

ElectriCities wins three awards for excellence in economic development communications


RALEIGH (AUG 30, 2018) – The Southern Economic Development Council, the nation’s oldest and largest regional economic development association, honored ElectriCities of North Carolina with three awards for outstanding communications during its annual conference in Alabama.


“We work hard to help public power communities get noticed by economic developers across the nation. These awards show that our marketing materials are effective in showcasing member communities and attracting attention,” said Brenda Daniels, manager of economic development at ElectriCities.

ElectriCities’ awards included:


  • Category: Thinking Outside the Box
    First-Ever Our State Public House at the N.C. State Fair
    Award: Superior (Large Division)
  • Category: Annual Reports
    ElectriCities of NC 2017 Annual Report
    Award: Superior ( Large Division)
  • Category: General Purpose Promotion
    Facing East: The Public Power Communities of Eastern North Carolina
    Award: Excellent (Large Division)


“These annual communication awards recognize and showcase the leading communication and marketing work done by economic development professionals throughout the South,” said Gene Stinson, SEDC president. “ElectriCities of North Carolina hit the mark this year with three outstanding communication pieces that showed creativity, solid messaging and effectiveness at reaching their target audience.”


SEDC presents awards in more than twenty categories. Entries are based on graphic appeal, clarity of message, and quality of information. Judges include economic development consultants and design professionals from across the southern United States who work with clients to develop strategies for growth in their communities.


About ElectriCities of North Carolina

ElectriCities is the energy behind public power. For more than 50 years, ElectriCities has helped North Carolina public power communities provide safe, reliable and affordable power to their customers. ElectriCities serves more than 1.2 million people in North Carolina public power communities, including 32 members of the N.C. Eastern Municipal Agency (NCEMPA) and 19 members of N.C. Municipal Power Agency #1 (NCMPA1). Learn more at


About Southern Economic Development Council

SEDC is the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America, with more than 900 members representing a variety of backgrounds. From local, regional and state economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, business and industry, utilities, transportation, finance and education, members share a common interest: the promotion and enhancement of the economic development profession. To find out more about SEDC, please visit      




Media Contacts


ElectriCities of North Carolina
Michelle Vaught, Vice President of Communications
(919) 760-6334


Southern Economic Development Council
Gene Stinson, President           
(404) 523-3030