The Chamber was named by Site Selection magazine as one of the nation’s Top 20 Economic Development organizations and received the magazine’s 2020 Mac Conway Excellence in Economic Development Award.
The Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development, named in honor of Site Selection founding publisher H. McKinley “Mac” Conway, are awarded to the top local and regional U.S. economic development groups based on an index of corporate job creation and facility-related capital investment data calculated both cumulatively and per capita.
In a statement, Adam Bruns, Managing Editor of Site Selection, noted the numbers that earned the Chamber the honor: more than a billion dollars invested, 32 companies, more than 1,200 new jobs all in the last year. “It’s really not just about the stars aligning, it’s about your priorities aligning, it’s about your assets and your constituents aligning, and that makes all the difference in the eyes of global corporate investors when they come to your region and consider it for expansion,” Bruns said.
Bruns visited Montgomery in the summer of 2019 and pointed out what he learned first-hand as he offered his personal congratulations for the recognition. “I met so many of your wonderful staff and board members and leadership, as well as business leaders in the area. I’ve seen how you’re taking advantage of assets like Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama State, Trenholm State, the Equal Justice Initiative, and I see how you’re working as a team now with your Recover Together Business Hub and Relief Fund,” he said.
“Of course, maybe it’s your coffee shop that says it best – Together We Prevail. I am sure that’s going to be the case for you in the months and years ahead. It’s my hope that the projects and programs you pursue in the days ahead continue to offer your employers and your citizens a wonderful vista and a promising future. You continue to Imagine a Greater Montgomery and together as a region, you’ll make that vision real. So, congratulations once again and our best wishes for your continued health and prosperity.”
COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, your chamber has been hard at work collecting and disseminating critical resources and information to help you and your business manage the pandemic. Relevant information is monitored and updated daily on the Chamber’s COVID-19 website – montgomerychamber.com/covid-19. The mini website houses up-to-date information regarding Chamber operations, business continuity planning, COVID-19 media and releases, and it also provides critical resources and direct links to key government, organization, association and community websites.
2020 IMPACT MAKERS
Help the Chamber recognize the people and businesses who are making an impact by working to build a greater Montgomery by voting for this year’s MGM Impact Makers Awards. The awards honor and recognize member individuals and businesses within the community who are making an impact in these areas:
- Talent: Supporting education, workforce development, recruiting and maintaining young talent
- Economy: Creating and preserving jobs, small business development, economic development and corporate recruitment
- Image: Transforming Montgomery’s image and quality of place for locals, business owners and visitors
- Community: Fostering collaboration among elected leadership; engaging business stakeholders and business owners to increase community capacity
- Military: Making Montgomery the best hometown in the Air Force by supporting military neighbors and families and helping develop new industry verticals that sustain Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base and enrich the entire River Region.