Localism goes international, as in International Economic Development Council

Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona  (Photo: Jim Poulin/Phoenix Business Journal)

Long-time friend of the firm and regular customer (one more punch in the card and we’ll have to give her a free study) Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona has been named the Citizen Leader of the Year by the International Economic Development Council at its annual conference in Fort Worth.

While we’re always thrilled to see our clients get the recognition they deserve, this one is particularly pleasing to us because it comes from the world of economic development professionals.  Slowly, it seems, the essential message of the localism movement is reaching the mainstream. An industry all too often given to subsidizing big box development needs to understand the very real economic impact of the policy choices.  Kimber, more than any one we know, has driven that point home through persistence and a well-run organization.

So, congratulations, Kimber, and thanks for taking localism international.

Read more about the award HERE and HERE.