GGEDC receives national recognition from Site Selectors Guild

16 Feb 2015

Press Release

Gallup, NM – Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation announced today it has been selected by the Site Selectors Guild to receive their Excellence in Economic Development Award. The award ceremony will be held at the Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

GGEDC Executive Director Patty Lundstrom, proudly exclaimed, “It is an honor that our economic development efforts has been recognized with the Excellence in Economic Development Award by a premier organization such as the Site Selectors Guild. I think it is notable that the Gallup Energy Logistics Park and Inland Port Feasibility Project, a regional transportation and rail project with the Navajo Chapters of Manuelito, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh, contributed to our recognition.” Lundstrom added, “This designation clearly proves that GGEDC has put in place the collaborations and tools necessary to move our economy forward at a fast pace. It is fantastic that key industry experts are taking notice.”

The selection of the Greater Gallup Economic Development Organization by the Site Selectors Guild continues an impressive streak of accolades bestowed upon the organization since its formation in March 2012. GGEDC Executive Director Patty Lundstrom was recognized in 2013 as the New Mexico Economic Developer of the Year by the NM IDEA, the state association of economic development professionals for the state of New Mexico.

“Our designation of the Excellence in Economic Development Award by the Site Selectors Guild is a reflection of the hard work and unprecedented level of cooperation among many parties – state, regional, and local. Today, we all share in this accolade”, said GGEDC Board President Tommy Haws. “In particular, I would like to thank the City of Gallup and McKinley County for all the support provided. Gallup-McKinley County should rest assured that we fully understand there is more work to  be done and the GGEDC will continue its relentless efforts to transform the local economy – at a pace that is recognized nationally (again).”

The Site Selectors Guild is the only association of the world’s foremost professional site selection consultants. Guild members provide location strategy to corporations across the globe and for every industry, sector, and function. Founded in 2010, the Site Selectors Guild is dedicated to advancing the profession of internal corporate site selection by promoting integrity, objectivity, and professional development. Guild membership is the highest standard in the site selection industry.