Temple Economic Development Corporation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

Temple, TX-Temple Economic Development Corp. received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for their Mobile Version – https://templeedc.com in the category of New Media for communities with populations of 25,000 – 200,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held September 30 – October 3 in Houston, Texas.

“We recognize Temple Economic Development Corp. for creating innovative and successful strategies to promote economic development in this period of global recovery,” said Jay Moon, IEDC chair. “Our awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in communities. Temple Economic Development Corp. demonstrates that they are at the forefront of the economic development profession and are using cutting-edge, effective practices that can be replicated in other communities.”

The new website and mobile version for ChooseTemple.com, completed with the aid of EDsuite, is a complete re-design and re-development of our web presence,” said Elizabeth Carlton, Temple EDC director of marketing. “Mobile websites will become more of a standard practice in the next five years so it is exciting to be recognized amoung peers for our work being a head of the curve.”

Because of the increasingly mobile nature of the economic development industry, Temple Economic Development Corporation elected to provide a mobile optimized version of the ChooseTemple.com website. This optimized version pulls information/content from the main content management system and displays that on various mobile devices fluently. This mobile website is not an application that must be downloaded from an app store. It is viewed through the native web browser on mobile devices. The mobile website version provides up to 90% of the desktop functionality; it is not simply an optimized landing page that welcomes visitors to the mobile website.

IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognizes the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders. These awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is the world’s largest independent non-profit membership and research organization devoted exclusively to the field of economic development. IEDC helps economic development professionals create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions. Serving more than 4,400 members, IEDC provides a diverse range of services including conferences, professional development and certification, publications, research, advisory services, and legislative tracking. Visit www.iedconline.org.

About Temple Economic Development Corporation

Temple, Texas, is a community with a diverse economic base that includes healthcare, distribution and warehousing, and manufacturing as its foundation. Within 200 miles of a population of 19 million, Temple is in a strategic location that is central within the Southwest U.S. marketplace. Visit choosetemple.com.