For additional information, contact Leslie Dingmann, GSDC Business Development Director, at 320-252-5247. 

GSDC invites nominations for its 10th annual Innovation Awards

 ST. CLOUD, Minn. (June 18, 2021) – The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC) is seeking nominations and applications for its 10th annual Innovation Awards, created to recognize originality among non-profit and for-profit organizations. Deadline for submission is Friday, July 30.

Since 2012, the GSDC has recognized 30 area organizations for their innovative approaches to problem solving and creating opportunities. At its November 4 meeting of its investors, the GSDC will honor four organizations: an emerging for-profit company, an established for-profit company and two non-profit organizations. Each will also receive a $1,000 award.

“One of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation’s areas of focus is to foster and promote innovative thinking among area businesses and organizations,” said Leslie Dingmann, GSDC Business Development Director. “These Innovation Awards, now in their tenth year, remind all of us in the community about the unique and effective approaches organizations use to succeed.”

Information about nominating candidates and applying for the awards may be found at Organizations are also encouraged to nominate themselves.

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About the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation

The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation is a private collaboration of approximately 250 regional business and community leaders within Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties in central Minnesota. The GSDC leads inclusive and equitable economic development for the benefit of the Greater St. Cloud community. The GSDC is leading a passionate, community-wide commitment to harness the vast resources of the region, facilitating collaboration among and between them and making the greater St. Cloud area one of the best places to live and work in America. GSDC efforts to improve the business climate and economic base of the region are 100 percent self-funded through investor fees and all actions are self-governed by its investors, boards and various committees.


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