North Carolina Dept. of Commerce Awarded Excellence in Economic Development

International Economic Development Council Recognizes AccessNC™ Mobile App


[North Carolina Department of Commerce]

RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Department of Commerce was awarded a Silver Excellence in Economic Development honor for their AccessNC Mobile App in the category of New Media for communities with populations of greater than 500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The award was announced at the IEDC Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, which concludes today.

“We’re proud to be recognized for the tools we’re using in our economic development efforts,” said Keith Crisco, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Commerce. “We strive to improve the lives of all North Carolinians by attracting companies to locate and expand here, and it’s important that our economic development tools are innovative and use cutting-edge technologies.  That’s one way we’re able to stay competitive.”

North Carolina’s AccessNC™ Mobile App is a breakthrough tool that allows site selectors direct, easy access to search available business properties in North Carolina while they're on the go, and then manage and store that property data using their smartphone or tablet device.  AccessNC is a service offered by the N.C. Department of Commerce, the state’s leading economic development agency. 

“Our awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in communities,” said Jay Moon, IEDC chair.  “N.C. Department of Commerce demonstrates that they are at the forefront of the economic development profession and are using effective practices that can be replicated in other communities, especially in this period of global recovery.”   

IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders. These awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.

About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is the world’s largest independent non-profit membership and research organization devoted exclusively to the field of economic development. IEDC helps economic development professionals create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions.  Serving more than 4,400 members, IEDC provides a diverse range of services including conferences, professional development and certification, publications, research, advisory services, and legislative tracking. Visit

About the N.C. Department of Commerce
The N.C. Department of Commerce, led by Secretary of Commerce J. Keith Crisco, champions a mission to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all North Carolinians and works closely to assist local, regional, national and international companies as they consider North Carolina as a business location.  The mission is carried out by serving existing business and industry, including providing international trade assistance; recruiting new jobs, and domestic and foreign investment; encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation; marketing North Carolina and its brand; supporting workforce development; strengthening communities; and promoting tourism, film and sports development. More information about the agency can be found online at

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