Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, announced its 2020 list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their colleagues in both the economic development industry and the site consultant community for excellent practices, innovation and success in building the communities they serve.
Each top 50 economic developer will be featured individually starting April 14 through the selected social media channels of LinkedIn and Twitter. Each award winner will share leadership insights and wisdom for other practitioners in the profession. Consultant Connect strives to lift up this industry by recognizing remarkable economic developers for the entire economic development community to learn from. Each recipient will receive their award at Consultant Connect’s ECONOMIX event in Phoenix, South Arizona this December.
One of the area's very own made the list which happens to be Isaac Lee, from the Steuben County Economic Development.
President of the SCEDC, Chris Folland said, “As the President of the current Board of Directors for the SCEDC, I believe I can say this on behalf of the full board that we are excited for Isaac in his achievements and this is another confirmation for us that we made the right decision back in 2016 when we hired him. We understand that Economic Development requires collaboration and support from many and is not just a single person sport. But to know that we have a talented individual as a leader of our organization, we know that our capabilities for achievement are also elevated.”
“I am honored and blessed to be amongst this list of truly talented and special people. To be identified by my peers and site selectors, in an industry that is filled with talented people, to be given this recognition is just amazing. 13 years ago, I started in this profession completely green and had no idea what Economic Development truly was. Today, I can say that I am learning something new all the time and this recognition confirms to me that we are doing some pretty amazing things.” says Executive Director of the SCEDC, Isaac R Lee, MBA.
The SCEDC is a 501-c (3) non-profit, private entity contracted to administer economic development activities within Steuben County and every municipality within its county borders. The mission of the SCEDC is to lead economic prosperity through collaboration while strengthening employment opportunities to improve the quality of life in Steuben County. The vision of the SCEDC is it will develop and sustain a diversified economy that promotes economic growth and innovation by embracing the ingenuity of employers, cultivating a highly-educated workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life valued by residents and visitors alike. More information can be found on our website at www.steubenedc.com.
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