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SEDCOR President Responds to “Special Regional Partner” Designation

Tuesday, February 2, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Peters
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[Salem, Ore. Feb 1, 2016] At its annual meeting last week, the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments (COG) presented SEDCOR President Chad Freeman with their “Special Regional Partner Award.” The recognition was made during a ceremony on January 27, 2016, at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.
The award was presented by Salem Mayor Anna Peterson. “I consider Chad to be an important asset for the mid-valley and I am aware that other mayors in the region hold him in similar high esteem,” said Peterson.
“This award highlights the collaboration of this region—it’s one of our greatest assets,” said Freeman. “We really do work together to help grow the jobs and the economy of the Mid-Willamette Valley.
Freeman has been the President of SEDCOR since 2012.  Since that time, SEDCOR has worked to encourage economic development throughout the region.  Freeman and his staff have been at the forefront of organizing business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts, which are true foundation of local economic development.
“The award really belongs to our team at SEDCOR. We have a terrific group of people working to help grow jobs here—the volunteer board and the staff. We see our role in economic development as to be part of a broader team of partners, and this award indicates that we are doing a small part of this.”
“It’s a great honor to be recognized by the COG, who have been fantastic partners,” said Freeman.
Strategic Economic Development Corporation is the lead economic development entity for Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. The 400-plus member nonprofit association leverages strong public and private partnerships to aggressively retain and attract high value jobs and capital investment to Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties of Oregon.

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