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Local Zone Successes

The San Bernardino Valley EZ celebrated its final designation yesterday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  They had a crowd of 150.

Santa Clarita took home a host of prizes at the recent CALED conference:

For the third year in a row, the City of Santa Clarita was named the Best Economic Development Program in the State of California from the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED). The award recognizes outstanding and innovative programs which have made a significant contribution to the field of economic development. The City of Santa Clarita was presented with the award at CALED’s Annual Training Conference, held last week in Monterey.

Santa Clarita also took home the Grand Prize for its Support for Small Business Program for the category of Economic Development Programs, which recognizes outstanding and innovative programs which made a significant contribution to the field of economic development during 2008. A third Grand Prize was awarded to Santa Clarita for its Enterprise Zone Marketing Campaign for the category of Economic Development Promotions, which recognizes outstanding efforts and achievements in economic development advertising, marketing and promotion.

“The City of Santa Clarita consistently strives to implement and execute programs that assist businesses to thrive in Santa Clarita,” said Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry. “These CALED awards are a huge honor, as well as testament to our hard work and dedication to Santa Clarita businesses and its workforce.”

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