2020 Deal of the Year Nomination Form

Deal of the Year


The Deal of the Year Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the location or expansion of new businesses in the state of Georgia that meet community economic development goals and involve significant community program support, such as financial or permitting assistance, workforce development, state financial support, etc. The categories of award are:

I. Population Category: 

a. Over 100,000 

b. 50,001-100,000 

c. 50,000 and under 

II. Regional - any multi-county initiative

Any economic development organization employing a current member of GEDA is eligible to enter a deal for consideration. To qualify, the community must have publicly announced the deal between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Nomination Procedure

Members of GEDA may submit nominations. The application should include the entry form, supplemental information and photographs. The judges may request additional information from the organization as needed.

Judging Criteria

Awards will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Economic impact
  • Degree of expertise needed to create the deal
  • Obstacles and challenges that were overcome during the course of the deal 
Award Ceremony

The Deal of the Year Awards will be presented at the GEDA November Monthly Luncheon, November 18, 2019.