NASHVILLE, Tenn. ― Site Selection Magazine recently announced its 2020 Mac Conway Award winners, including a longtime Tennessee Valley Authority economic development partner, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
With this award, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber is recognized as one of the top local and regional economic development agencies in the U.S. for its role in helping deliver prosperity to its community.
“Congratulations to the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber on receiving the Mac Conway Award,” said John Bradley, TVA senior vice president for Economic Development. “This organization is committed to raising the quality of life in the area, and its efforts continue to bring high quality jobs and attract business and industry to the region.”
The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber actively promotes economic development, workforce and education, small business events, marketing and communications, and government outreach on behalf of the local business community. The chamber’s efforts propelled it to high marks in the four areas considered in the selection process.
“This recognition is a direct reflection of our community and its attractiveness to new and expanding businesses,” said Lucia Cape, senior vice president of Economic Development, Industry Relations and Workforce at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. “The talent here and the quality of life make it possible for us to recruit new companies while supporting local growth. We appreciate this award and what it means for the Huntsville area.”
This year’s Mac Conway Award winners have been determined by an index that examines 2019 corporate facility investment projects in U.S. metro areas as tracked by Site Selection’s proprietary Conway Projects database. Scores are awarded based on six criteria: total projects, total investment associated with those projects, jobs associated with those projects and three criteria representing a per capita calculation of those same metrics.
The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber is the catalyst for business growth, community engagement and action to drive economic vitality and advance North Alabama’s position as a global leader in technology and innovation.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.