Call for 2017 GSDC Innovation Awards Nominations and Applications


St. Cloud, MN, June 20, 2017 – The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC) is accepting nominations and applications for the 2017 Innovation Awards (I-Awards) for non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

A strategic focus of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC) is to foster and promote innovative thinking among area businesses and organizations.  The GSDC I-Award recognizes St. Cloud area for-profit and non-profit organizations employing innovation to solve problems and create opportunities.

Four GSDC I-Awards of $1,000 each will be presented at a meeting of all GSDC investors on November 30. One award will go to an emerging for-profit company, one award to an established for-profit company, and one award to each of two non-profit organizations.  Capital One, a past sponsor of the I-Awards, is this year’s sponsor, once again.

Information about nominating a candidate and applying for the awards can be found at  Links to nomination and application forms are found on the home page.  Nominations will be accepted through July 15.  

Past GSDC I-Award recipients include Rollga, GNP, Operation Baby New Year, St. Cloud Youth Leadership Academy, Park Industries, Rejuv Medical, Catholic Charities, Anna Marie’s Alliance, Coldspring, Global Edge, Microbiologics, Orange Oak Advertising, Cloud Co-Working and Geo-Comm. 

About the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation

The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation is a non-profit (501c3) collaboration of more than 250 regional public and private organizations in Central Minnesota.  The GSDC is leading a community-wide commitment to harness the vast resources of the region, facilitate community, education, and business collaboration, expand the talent base, spearhead economic development efforts, and make the greater St. Cloud area one of the best places to live, work and engage.  The GSDC is funded through business investor contributions, personal contributions and grants, and all actions are self-governed by the organization’s investors, boards and various committees.  Learn more at







Posted on June 20, 2017 .