ElectriCities of North Carolina Inc. received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2017 NC Public Power Calendar, a promotion project in the category of Special Purpose Print Promotion from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 17 – 20, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
“On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to ElectriCities of North Carolina Inc. Not only did they work to provide a necessary service to their community; but also, their participation in the awards program sheds light on their stellar projects which other communities can now use as a benchmark.” – Michael Langley, FM, CEO of GREATER MSP, Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN, and 2017 IEDC Board Chair
NC Public Power illuminates the homes and businesses of more than 1.2 million people in North Carolina—more than the population of Raleigh and Charlotte combined. They support those public power communities, providing services that include economic development.
For several years, they have created a calendar featuring interesting and unique businesses and destinations in NC Public Power communities, continuing the tradition with the 2016 NC Public Power calendar. With the theme “Superior Service,” community leaders in local businesses or destinations in 12 public power communities were featured. Also, they highlighted and connected the value of the services that the city and town officials provide for their citizens, the value of the services that ElectriCities provides, and the value of public power.
Using journalistic photography and simple stories of people caring about other people, they showed service at many levels—the types of services that people in the communities value and that those who do business in the communities value. They are further promoting economic development in the featured communities with social media posts throughout the year.
“The awards process is a thorough, non-biased and multi-layered process. These are extraordinary accomplishments for all winners, and an overall great effort by all participants. We look forward to next year’s awards competition,” Langley said.
About ElectriCities of North Carolina
ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., is the membership organization that provides power supply and related critical services to over 90 community-owned electric systems in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia—collectively known as public power. ElectriCities manages the power supply for two power agencies in North Carolina and provides technical services to assist members in operating their electric distribution systems. ElectriCities also helps these locally owned and operated public power providers thrive today and in the future by delivering innovative services, including legislative, technical, communications, and economic development expertise.
Visit www.electricities.com to learn more about the benefits of public power and how ElectriCities helps communities keep the lights on through access to safe, reliable, and affordable energy.
VP, Communications, ElectriCities