The Greater Rhode Island Economic Development Website has been named as the best website in the Northeastern Economic Development Association’s 2014 Literature and Promotions Awards.
This new “Greater Rhode Island: Think Bigger” website is a public-private partnership effort involving Commerce RI, the Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island, and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
NEDA Executive Director Jim Keib said that the Greater RI website stood out in the challenging process of selecting their 2014 award winners.
Keib said the site is a public-private collaboration that harnesses many of the best insights and tools in the industry for promoting an economic development plan and attracting business interest and positive attention for Rhode Island.
The site provides a one-stop shop for the critical information site selectors and business executives need as they consider locations in the Northeast for growing their business. The website highlights existing growth companies and industries that are taking advantage of Rhode Island’s unique competitive advantages.
“This comprehensive website provides the data and information to help businesses looking to expand in the Northeast make an informed decision and consider Rhode Island,” said Commerce RI Executive Director Marcel A. Valois.
The Greater RI Think Bigger website was also one of only two submittals across all award categories that earned the NEDA President’s Award for the most outstanding submission to be received and reviewed. The other one was the success stories ad campaign by the Greater Reading Economic Partnership.
The City of Warwick, RI won the NEDA social and mobile award, while the best economic development newsletter award went to Operation Oswego County, the economic development organization for Oswego County, NY. Oswego’s manufacturing ad also won the best single print ad award, and their Services and Program Brochure won the overall award in the medium/small community category.
The Bronx, NY Economic Resource Guide was named as the best community profile/annual report, and New Hampshire’s Granite Ridge Marketplace won the award for best literature.
CT State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) won the NEDA Program of the Year Award for their Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative.
The awards will be presented at the annual NEDA Build Northeast Conference (Sept 7-9, 2014) in Worcester, MA.