Community & Economic Development Award Nominations

WEDA and its partner organizations created the Community & Economic Development Awards (CEDA) program to recognize economic development best practices of businesses and organizations that are making their community a better place to live and work. The CEDA Award program celebrates the dedicated efforts of local, county, regional, state, and private organizations that are advancing Wisconsin’s economy. The 2021 CEDA Awards Ceremony will be held in-person on September 15th at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison, WI.

Don’t miss a unique opportunity to highlight your community’s exciting economic and community development projects. Please consider nominating an innovative project or forward-thinking business for WEDA’s Community and Economic Development Awards.

Nomination Deadline Extended – Application excepted through Thursday, July 22, 2021


2021 CEDA Award Categories and Nomination Forms 

  • Business Retention and Expansion: Honors economic development programs that focus on retaining and growing businesses within communities and regions.   

  • Economic Development Initiative: Recognizes innovative projects that focus on economic growth within communities and regions.

  • Economic Driver: Recognizes businesses for continued investment and job creation at their Wisconsin business operations.

  • Private-Public Partnership: Honors innovative projects that demonstrate a strong public/private sector partnership or joint venture in planning, developing, and financing a project.

  • Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse: Recognizes innovative real estate redevelopment or reuse projects that demonstrate measurable and quantitative impact on employment and tax base.

  • Talent Development: Honors initiatives or programs that can document successful workforce development outcomes.

Thank you 2021 CEDA Sponsors: