The Village of Romeoville has been named the gold winner in the High Performance Economic Development category for economic development organizations.
The Village of Romeoville attained this status by announcing the most jobs created for any organization of its size in 2012-2013. As part of Atlas Advertising's High Performance Economic Development Benchmarking Survey, the Village of Romeoville reported the creation of 1,560 jobs in the Village of Romeoville over the past 12 months.
"It is very exciting to be recognized by the International Economic Development Council and Atlas Advertising for the best economic development program in the nation," Mayor John Noak said in a press release. "No matter how fast we grow, the village is committed to assuring our partners are successful. In addition, we are fortunate that our Community Development Department is one of the best in Illinois."
The High Performance Economic Development Awards were presented by Atlas Advertising at the International Economic Development Council's Annual Conference, held Oct. 6 to 9 in Philadelphia.
"The economic development organizations we recognized and honored are the best of the best in their category," said Ben Wright, CEO of Atlas Advertising. "As such, they are the models for our industry."
The High Performance Economic Development winners were selected based on their self-reported results over a one-year period for website visits, inquiries received, jobs announced and capital investment announced in their communities, according to the village. Atlas analysts then tabulated the numbers for all respondents to rank the highest performers. Atlas Advertising relies on the respondents for data accuracy and does not independently verify the results.