The city of Mesa’s Office of Economic Development has been honored with two Golden Prospector Awards of Merit from the Arizona Association of Economic Development (AAED) for the Santander Consumer USA project and for two “Why Mesa” video presentations featuring Mesa companies Ulthera and Auer Precision. The awards were presented Sept. 9, during the AAED 2016 Fall Forum held in Flagstaff.
The Santander project won in the Economic Development Deal of the Year category. Nominations were evaluated on how the deals came together and their economic impact to the community. The Why Mesa videos won in the Multimedia Promotion category and were evaluated on effectiveness, quality and timeliness, innovation and creativity and visual appeal.
“I’m proud of our team’s efforts in winning the two Golden Prospector Awards,” Mesa Economic Development Director Bill Jabjiniak said. “The videos are an important part of positioning Mesa as a premier location for medical device companies, and the Santander project was a big win for Mesa bringing more than 970 jobs to Mesa’s Fiesta District.”
AAED’s Golden Prospector Awards were established to recognize excellence in economic development by Arizona organizations and communities.
See the “Why Mesa” videos at: www.MesaMedicalDevice.com.