The Water Council was delighted to receive the “Expanding Sector: Advancing Wisconsin’s Position in the World Marketplace” award from the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) at the 2015 Community & Economic Development Awards Ceremony. This award category recognizes efforts at growing an existing or emerging Wisconsin industry sector. Through these efforts, the nominees are enhancing Wisconsin’s brand and advancing our state’s position in the world marketplace.
Nominees had to meet the following criteria:
- Measurable and quantitative impact on Wisconsin’s economy;
- Qualitative impacts as provided by outside organizations and experts;
- Demonstrates innovative approaches to advancing sector or brand;
- Catalyst for economic development efforts at the local, regional or state level.
Earlier this year, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker reported a 7.4% increase in the exporting of water technology-related products, demonstrating a growing water economy in our state. Many of The Water Council’s programs and accomplishments to date would not have been possible without the support of our members and partners. Thank you for your dedication and leadership in the water technology industry!
Congratulations to all of the 40+ winners and nominees of WEDA’s 2015 Community & Economic Development Awards, and an extra special thank you to the judges. It was a pleasure to be part of a wonderful and impactful evening celebrating Wisconsin’s best practices in economic development.