Community and Economic Development Awards 2019-05-21T14:19:55+00:00

2019 Community and Economic Development Awards

Winners of the prominent Community and Economic Development Awards (CEDA) were unveiled at the 5th annual CEDA Awards banquet, held September 11, 2019, at The Edgewater Hotel in Madison. The CEDA Awards program was established by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) to recognize businesses, projects, and organizations that are making exceptional contributions to advance economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin. Registration for the 2019 Awards Ceremony will open in August, 2019.

2019 CEDA Awards nominations are due June 1, 2019

In 2018, CEDA Awards were given in the following six categories:

  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Economic Development Initiative
  • Economic Driver
  • Public-Private Partnership
  • Real Estate Development and Reuse
  • Talent Development

2018 CEDA Award Winners

This award honors innovative economic development projects where communities have successfully mobilized to help retain and potentially expand the operations of an existing business critical to the economic vitality of the community. [Category finalists videos]

This award honors innovative community and economic development efforts that successfully promote growth and prosperity in Wisconsin communities. [Category finalists videos]

This award honors businesses committed to long-term investment in their Wisconsin operations that have a significant economic impact in their community and across the state. [Category finalists videos]

This award honors projects, programs or initiatives that have been successful due to exceptional collaboration between the public and private sectors. [Category finalists videos]

This award honors innovative real estate redevelopment or reuse projects that have had a positive impact on a community’s economy, including job growth and increased tax base. [Category finalists videos]

This award honors initiatives or programs that have driven successful talent development efforts to strengthen the Wisconsin Workforce. [Category finalists videos]

Congratulations to all 2018 CEDA Award winners and finalists. Please CLICK HERE to view all 17 CEDA finalists in 2018.

Thank you! The 2018 CEDA Awards would not have been possible without the support of the following organizations:


Ceremony Sponsors

Award Sponsors


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