TWIN FALLS, ID – October 31, 2016 --  The Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) has received the 2016 Award of Excellence from Expansion Solutions magazine for its success in growing its food processing and production industries.

Expansion Solutions magazine is one of the premier national publications written for site selection consultants and corporate real estate brokers about economic development.

Expansion Solution’s annual Top 5 Awards of Excellence recognize economic development organizations that have shown exceptional progress in the area of economic development.  The locations were chosen because of the support system offered to businesses as well as recent activity and potential growth that can be created in each area. Strategic locations, pro-business climates, investments made in improving infrastructure and the availability of buildings and sites were among the top deciding factors in choosing winning locations.

  “Expansion Solutions is honored to award Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization with our Top 5 Award of Excellence in the Food Processing & Production category,” said Jeff Cornett, CEO and president of Expansion Solutions.  “With the region’s federal Manufacturing Community designation in food from the U.S. Department of Commerce and its growing sector in all things food, SIEDO and its regional partners have excelled in driving economic development success for Idaho,”

Southern Idaho was the fourth and smallest region in the U.S. to earn the prestigious Federal Food Manufacturing Community designation from the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2015. The designation offers the region a significant opportunity to further cement Southern Idaho’s economic dominance in all things food in the national and global marketplace.

Source: Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization