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News Release

City of Moreno Valley Receives Gold Award for Excellence in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council

For immediate release: September 25, 2017


The City of Moreno Valley was honored to receive a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council for its Moreno Valley business attraction website (morenovalleybusiness.com).

In 2016, the City of Moreno Valley embarked on the development of a business attraction website that showcases the City’s business location advantages. The goals were to ensure the site would be viewable on various devices, intuitive to navigate, and stunning in imagery. The finished product integrates drone imagery of the City, infographics, videos, two GIS story maps, external property search services, and targeted content dedicated to business attraction. Website impacts to date include:

  • Improved communication: Delivers data businesses need to make site decisions within a “responsive” design optimized for smartphones and mobile devices.
  • Boosted productivity: AIR Xceligent and OppSites enable searches for available spaces and developable properties.
  • Enhanced relationships: The website builds trust, expresses understanding of development challenges, and assists real estate professionals with their marketing efforts.

“On behalf of the IEDC Board of Directors and the Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to the City of Moreno Valley. Not only did they work to provide a necessary service to their community, but also, their participation in the awards program sheds light on their stellar project, which other communities can now use as a benchmark,” said Michael Langley, FM, CEO of GREATER MSP, Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN, and the 2017 IEDC Board Chair.

“The City of Moreno Valley is grateful for the recognition from the International Economic Development Council for our business attraction website,” said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. “The City Council approved development of MorenoValleyBusiness.com as a tool that incorporates the latest technological features to deliver critical City and site specific information to relevant business location decision makers. We’re very happy with the response we hear from the business community and so pleased that IEDC found it worthy of the Gold Award.”

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth, and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. Among many activities which benefit the economy, IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs and develop vibrant communities. Their website is available at iedcONLINE.org.

For more information about the award or to learn more about establishing a new business in the City, please contact the Economic Development Department at EDTeam@moval.org or at 951.413.3460.

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Mike Lee
Economic Development Director