Nominees sought for Economic Development Awards
The Placer County Economic Development Board is seeking nominations for awards it presents each year to recognize outstanding contributions to the county's economic success.
The awards honor private-sector and public-sector contributions to local economic development. They will be handed out at the 22nd annual Economic Development Board Summit and Breakfast to be held Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Sun City Roseville.
The deadline for submitting nominations for the awards is February 1.
Candidates should be outstanding companies, organizations or individuals other than elected officials who contributed to the county's economic success during 2012.
Possible contributions include activities that:
- Generated new tax revenue or resulted in the creation or retention of jobs in rural, suburban or urban areas;
- Aided downtown or community revitalization;
- Developed or promoted tourism, including agricultural tourism;
- Contributed to technology-led or university-linked economic development;
- Led to entrepreneurial achievements or assisted emerging industries;
- Contributed to historic-preservation efforts;
- Used green energy or clean technologies;
- Made exceptional contributions to business attraction, retention or expansion; or
- Incorporated best-practice activities or projects that benefitted Placer County's economy and can serve as a model for others.
Nominations will be judged on contributions in such areas as innovation, transferability, secondary benefits and the long-term development of Placer County's economy. The judges also will look for community impact; participation in collaborative partnerships; and measureable impacts on the area's jobs, investment, and revenue generation.
The EDB is an advisory body that assists the county with its business attraction and retention efforts, film-promotion program and Business Advantage Network.
The board includes representatives from the Placer County Board of Supervisors; the town of Loomis; and the cities of Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Rocklin and Roseville. It also has members who represent agriculture, public and private education, healthcare, utilities, manufacturing, tourism, communications and nonprofit organizations.
EDB members are responsible for carrying economic development information back to the governments and organizations they represent to ensure there is a unified effort to attract new jobs to the county.
For award nomination forms or more information, call the Office of Economic Development at 530-889-4016 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Completed nominations and background materials such as biographies and press clippings may be e-mailed to Economic Development, sent by fax via 530-889-4095 or mailed to the Office of Economic Development at 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603.
Print This Article
Placer County News HeadlinesJustice Center in Roseville Refinancing Boosts County RatingPlacer County earned a significant savings and a higher credit rating recently when it refinanced municipal bonds originally issued to help finance construction of buildings in North Auburn and Roseville
Big DoG Countdown: Placer Food BankBig DoG Countdown: Learn about how Placer Food Bank impacts your community.
Featured Rocklin Student: Sierra GarridoRocklin, CA - Sierra Garrido, a member of Rocklin High's Class of 2015 Honor Guard, balances her vigorous academic schedule, time with the dance team, and volunteer projects. Sierra is
Seeking Grants for Ophir Gardens Vulnerable Water SupplyDrought Watch: Directors of the Placer County Water Agency on Thursday (Apr. 10) agreed to apply for two emergency funding grants, each up to $500,000, to improve water supplies for a small community
Free Soccer Camp in Roseville for Kids Ages 8- 13The Roseville Police Activities League and Folsom Police Activities League will be hosting a free two-day soccer camp on April 15- 16, 2014.
$45,000 Raised for Child Abuse PreventionIt was a "Blue Tie Affair" on a recent Thursday in Roseville, as more than 200 people gathered for KidsFirst's 16th annual luncheon, celebrating their 25th commemorative anniversary and kick-off their community-wide campaign to end child abuse
Big DoG Countdown: WarmLine Family Resource CenterBig DOG Countdown: Learn about how WarmLine Family Resource Center impacts your community.
Featured Rocklin Student: Nick HuddlestunNick Huddlestun, a member of Rocklin High School's 2015 Honor Guard, is a hardworking and genuine student who always strives to do his best on the field and in the classroom.
Construction to Impact Downtown Roseville Parking Limited construction activities begin today, Monday, April 14 on the Oak Street Improvement Project, including partial closure of the Oak Street parking lot.
Customers Urged to Conserve WaterDrought Watch: Directors of the Placer County Water Agency last Thursday adopted a series of water use regulations and restrictions and appealed to all customers to conserve water...
Placer County Supports Assembly Bill 2703Placer County considers itself exemplary when it comes to honoring the men and women who have served their nation as members of the armed forces
Lexus GS 450 Hybrid: Expect GreatnessSay hello to the 2014 Lexus 450h, which gobbles up the pavement in rapid style, going from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds, a time that is impressive for any vehicle, much less a hybrid