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STEDF report wins regional communications award

Posted 07/31/2015

(MANDEVILLE, La.) – The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) honored the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation (STEDF) with a communications award for its 2014 annual report, “Growing Together.”

The STEDF annual report received the “Award of Merit” in the medium division of SEDC’s annual Communications Awards. Mele Printing designed the publication.

Brenda Bertus, CEO of STEDF, accepted the award on July 27 at the annual SEDC conference in Savannah, Georgia.

“SEDC provides us with valuable regional partners and resources, helping our organization to establish benchmarks and standards of practice. We have been SEDC members for seven years, and in that time, we’ve won four communications awards. Communications and transparency continue to be a priority for us,” Bertus said.

Entries were judged based upon graphic appeal, clarity of message, quality of information, positioning/differentiation and format. Judges for the competition included economic development consultants, practitioners and design professionals from across the southern United States.

Julie Landry, communications specialist for STEDF, said, “Our efforts to connect with our partners and St. Tammany residents have been commended, and we’re excited to know we’re heading in the right direction. With each new success, we generate new ideas for outdoing ourselves!”

View the award-winning annual report as a digital magazine at Issuu or on the STEDF website.


About SEDC

Founded in 1946, the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) is the oldest and largest regional association of economic development professionals in the U.S. Through its conferences and meetings, research and publications, and in-person and online networking and educational opportunities, SEDC enables its members to reach their optimum potential in professional growth and development. The membership consists of nearly a thousand individuals representing states, counties, municipalities, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses.


STEDF leads economic development in St. Tammany Parish, attracting new businesses and employment opportunities to the area. The organization seeks to improve parish residents’ quality of life by strengthening and supporting the business climate. For more information, call STEDF at (985) 809-7874 or visit

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