Congratulations to 2019 CEDA Award Winners!

Winners of the prominent Community and Economic Development Awards (CEDA) were unveiled at the annual CEDA Awards banquet, held September 11, 2019, at The Edgewater Hotel in Madison. The CEDA Awards program was established by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) to recognize businesses, projects and organizations that are making significant contributions to Wisconsin’s economy.

“WEDA is excited to partner with the Wisconsin League of Municipalities, Wisconsin Counties Association, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to present the CEDA Awards and celebrate the dedicated efforts of businesses and organizations across the state to advance Wisconsin’s economy,” said WEDA Executive Director Brian Doudna.

Awards were given in six categories at the 2019 CEDA Awards banquet, including Business Retention and Expansion; Economic Development Initiative; Economic Driver; Public Private Partnership; Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse; and Talent Attraction:

Business Retention & Expansion – This award honors innovative economic development projects where communities have successfully mobilized to help retain and potentially expand the operations of an existing business critical to the economic vitality of the community.

Winner: Promega Corporation

Economic Development Initiative – This award honors innovative community and economic development efforts that successfully promote growth and prosperity in Wisconsin communities.

Winner: River Prairie Project

Economic Driver – This award honors businesses committed to long-term investment in their Wisconsin operations that have a significant economic impact in their community and across the state.

Winner: Acuity Insurance

Private Public Partnership – This award honors projects, programs or initiatives that have been successful due to exceptional collaboration between the public and private sectors.

Winner: ROC Ventures

Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse – This award honors innovative real estate redevelopment or reuse projects that have had a positive impact on a community’s economy, including job growth and increased tax base.

Winner: The Rail Yard

Talent Development – This award honors initiatives or programs that have driven successful talent development efforts to strengthen the Wisconisn workforce.

Winner: Western Technical College

CEDA Award sponsors include Alliant Energy; Delta Dental; Green Bay Packers; Insight Publications; J.H. Findorff & Son; Madison Gas & Electric; Wisconsin Public Service; and Xcel Energy.