UGA’s Economic Development Leadership Council has been selected as one of three national finalists in the University Economic Development Association’s 2012 Awards of Excellence competition in the leadership and collaboration category. The selection marks the first time that a UGA initiative for economic development has been recognized nationally by the association.
EDLC will present its program at the association’s annual summit, which will be held Oct. 21-23 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The winner, which will be decided based on that presentation, will be announced Oct. 23.
An initiative of the Office of the Associate Provost for Economic Development, EDLC serves as a centralized entryway into UGA for companies, local and state governments, nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking assistance with economic-development-related needs.
The award for collaboration and leadership recognizes innovative efforts by colleges and universities to support the growth of collaborative economic development strategies and the leaders required to implement them. It is judged on four criteria: replicability, scalability, sustainability and originality.