The Economic Development Division is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Award.  The Hunter Award ceremony was held during the Economic Development Division’s Annual Meeting and Reception in New York on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Award

4Fronted Arizona-Mexico Border Business Case

Sharing a 300-mile border with Mexico, Arizona’s economy is closely linked to, and benefits from, a strong relationship with Mexico. As gateways, Arizona border communities enable the flow of billions of dollars of trade and millions of cross-border traffic each year.

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“Concord: A Better Fit for Business”

In 2015, San Francisco commercial real estate rates had reached all-time highs, surpassing Manhattan as the priciest in the United States. Neighboring communities Oakland and Silicon Valley weren’t far behind due to a surge in demand from the tech sector coupled with limited space. Companies needed options, as both small and emerging companies were most feeling the squeeze.

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