Hartford, CT (September 26, 2017) – The MetroHartford Alliance was awarded the Gold Award at the 2017 International Economic Development Councils (IEDC) Annual Awards for its weekly radio program “Pulse of the Region,” sponsored by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) and produced in partnership with iHeart Media . The annual awards recognize outstanding Economic Development activities and organizations from across the country.
The award was part of the Internet & New Media Category with a community population of 25,000 – 200,000. The award honors economic development initiatives that recognize innovation in economic development through the deployment of new media formats. It stresses the innovative use of technology to further economic development initiatives.
“Pulse of the Region” highlights the tremendous work and partnerships taking place within the City of Hartford and the entire Region, and has included timely and compelling content on a variety of topics, including:
- Public policy (1-on-1 interviews with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin)
- Marketing the Region (interviews with economic development leaders, hospitality officials and sports coaches and athletic directors)
- Health care (Leading doctors, hospital CEOs, payors and insurance executives, all of whom work to ensure the health care industry serves as an economic driver in Connecticut
- Transportation and economic development (in-depth discussions with officials at Bradley International Airport, and local officials developing the land around the airport)
“This award is an achievement for not just the MetroHartford Alliance, but for everyone involved in the City and Region working to ensure we remain a place to live, work, play, raise a family and start a business,” said Oz Griebel, President & CEO of the MetroHartford Alliance. “What we do in the Region cannot be done without the tremendous support received through all of our partner organizations in the community, many of whom have helped tell our story on our show. ”
About MetroHartford Alliance: The mission of the MetroHartford Alliance is to compete aggressively and successfully for jobs, talent and capital for the Hartford Region and to ensure that the Hartford Region is a premier place for all people to live, work, play, start and grow a business, and raise a family. Through its members’ intellectual capital and financial investment, the Alliance is able to implement key strategies that further our regional goals of job growth, wealth creation, and talent attraction and retention. Become and investor today, visit www.metrohartford.com.