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Annual Gold Shovel Economic Development Awards


2014 Gold Shovel Awards: Excellence in State Job Creation and Economic Development Efforts

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Q2 2014)

Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize individual states for their economic development prowess. We honor 20 states for their achievements in 2013 in garnering company investment and job creation. More

The 2013 Gold & Silver Shovel Award Recipients in Pictures

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Directory 2014)

Shown here are nine of the recipients of Area Development’s 2013 Gold & Silver awards, which were bestowed in recognition of the states’ efforts to capture new facility and expansion projects that resulted in significant investment and job-creation. All told, 19 states were recognized for their efforts. More

2013 Gold Shovel Awards: Recognizing Excellence in U.S. State Economic Development

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Q2 / Spring 2013)

The 19 states we honor with Gold or Silver Shovels were stars in 2012, landing big projects worth millions or even billions of dollars in investment and creating jobs by the thousands. Growth doesn't just happen - these states have shown that they know how to make it a reality in a still sluggish national economy. More

2012 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Recognizing Excellence in U.S. State Economic Development and Job Creation

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Summer 2012)

Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Utah are being awarded Gold Shovels. These states' innovative economic development policies attracted new employers in 2011, as well as catalyzing investments in facility and operating expansions by existing local businesses, driving significant in-state job growth. More

2011 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Recognizing Individual States for Excellence in Economic Development and Job Creation

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Spring 2011)

This year , three states, Indiana, Michigan, and South Carolina, are being awarded Gold Shovels in recognition of projects undertaken in 2010 creating a significant number of high value-added new jobs as well as investment. More

2010 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: New York Wins Gold

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (June/July 10)

Even in tough economic times, states and local communities engage in intense competition for major projects that bring in significant investment and cherished jobs and increase the tax base. The 2010 Gold Shovel Awards honor the states most successful in these endeavors. More

2009 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (June/July 09)

Area Development's annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities. More

2008 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards

Mark Crawford (Jun/Jul 08)

Gold & Silver Shovel Winners' Top 10 Projects
Area Development's annual Gold and Silver Shovel awards honor states that have generated top job-creation and investment projects across the nation. These states are highly active in business development, from conducting foreign trade missions to crafting innovative incentive packages and work-force development programs - all of which attract new companies, stimulate investment, create jobs, and strengthen tax bases. More

2007 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards

Mark Crawford (Jun/Jul 07)

Area Development's annual Gold and Silver Shovel awards honor states that have generated top job-creation and investment projects across the nation. More
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