VCEDA’s 3rd annual From Red Tape to Red Carpet Awards honor the contributions of local government agencies, public-private partnerships, and public servants that have worked valiantly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating outstanding qualities of leadership, innovation and advocacy. Help VCEDA identify those that have dedicated their time and talent to cut through red tape and eliminate barriers to economic growth during these difficult times.
This award recognizes an elected or public official who has served as a committed advocate for economic development in the public sector. Nominees must have demonstrated sustained and effective efforts to mobilize community groups and industry leaders in the development of pro-business programs and projects, played a key role in the planning and designing of new economic development activities, and displayed dedication and commitment to his/her constituency as a leader and advocate for economic development.
Our Program Award recognizes outstanding and innovative programs in economic and business development that retain or generate jobs and investment on an ongoing basis.
Program Awards will be judged by the following criteria:
This award recognizes outstanding and innovative projects that have significantly enhanced the economic vitality of communities and businesses through collaboration between the public and private sectors. Nominees should demonstrate:
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