St. Tammany Corporation Wins International Award

MANDEVILLE, La. – From St. Tammany Corporation:

St. Tammany Corporation earned top professional honors for the fourth consecutive year at this year’s International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Excellence in Economic Development Awards 2022, which were announced on September 20 at the organization’s annual conference in Oklahoma City, Okla., the organization’s new strategic economic development website, designed to drive business growth, attract investment and create jobs, received the Silver Economic Excellence Award in the Special Purpose Website category (population 200,000 to 500,000). ). The new website is powered by GIS Planning’s industry-leading technology for property search and analysis to promote business relocation and expansion in the region.

“The resources and tools available at provide opportunities to showcase our talented, highly-skilled workforce and strategic geographic location to prospective and expanding businesses alike,” said Chris Masingill, CEO of St. Tammany Corporation. “We are honored to have this innovative platform recognized by our economic development peers.”

The new economic development website and web tools make property listings and workforce data for St. Tammany Parish instantly accessible in a clear, easily identifiable format for community leaders, site selectors, real estate agents and companies making location or expansion decisions. The intuitive, mobile-friendly web tool is free to use and does not require an additional account to access the information. InveST St. Tammany provides data and statistics including available workforce, economic indicators, business resources, business site availability, key infrastructure, demographics, and target industries.

“St. Tammany Corporation is committed to reaching new audiences to share our area’s competitive advantages and business development opportunities,” said Marty Mayer, Chairman of the Board of St. Tammany Corporation. “These efforts are applauded. with the recognition of the website as a premier economic development digital platform.”

“Communities need our profession now more than ever. This year’s honorees exemplify the ingenuity, leadership and determination required to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. The winners of the IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Awards represent the best in economic development and demonstrate the level of leadership that our profession strives for every day,” said Nathan Ohle, President and CEO of IEDC.

IEDC is the world’s largest non-profit trade association for professional economic developers, and these awards honor the world’s best economic development marketing campaigns, projects and programs, and the year’s most influential leaders. These award categories honor organizations and individuals for their efforts to create positive change in urban, suburban and rural communities.

“This year’s award selection process was especially competitive. We are honored to recognize the more than 100 communities whose marketing, project and partnership submissions have improved the regional quality of life,” added IEDC Awards Advisory Committee Chair Christina Winn.

The awards are judged by a diverse panel of economic and community developers from around the world. IEDC received more than 500 submissions from the United States and four additional countries around the world.

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