GSDC Calls for Innovation Award Nominations

St. Cloud, MN, (July 8, 2019) – The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC) is accepting nominations and applications for the 2019 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 amongst 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 7. 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. 

 Information about nominating a candidate and applying for the awards can be found at  Nominations will be accepted through August 15 

 Past GSDC I-Award recipients include Biodapt, Brenny Transportation, FACT (Feeding Area Children Together), CentraCare/Legal Aid Collaboration, Mighty Axe Hops, Jugaad Leadership Program, Talahi Community School, Cybermation, 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 260 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 July 5, 2019 .