A: In receiving an "Excellence in Economic Development" award, the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation was recognized by the International Economic Development Council for our Business Appreciation Week program, which fit into the category of Business Retention Expansion programs that have been implemented for 3 years or more by a community with a population of less than 50,000 people. I believe it is an acknowledgment not only of the hard work that NEDC has done for the past five years in organizing the program, but also of all the partners that made the program possible through their participation. Each year, over 40 volunteers from a variety of organizations and agencies participated in the business visits. They came from the NEDC Board of Directors, the City of Norwalk, the Chamber, the County, and a variety of education and state government partners.
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