WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and Siemens Corporation today announced that nine communities across the country have been selected as finalists for the 3rd annual Siemens Sustainable Community Awards. The finalists were selected based on their outstanding efforts to achieve complementary economic, environmental and social goals, as well as to improve the overall quality of life within their communities.
"Despite – or perhaps because of – the tough economic conditions we've been enduring, more communities across the country embraced public-private partnerships as a core strategy for promoting sustainable community development," said BCLC Senior Vice President and Executive Director Stephen Jordan. "All of the finalists for the awards made important contributions to their home towns this year."
2010 Siemens Sustainable Community Awards: National Finalists
Large Community — Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; and Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Size Community — Davenport, IA; Grand Rapids, MI; and Hoover, AL
Small Community — Casselberry, FL; Manhattan Beach, CA; and Newton, IA
Details about the finalists, as well as the award winners from 2009 and 2008, are on BCLC's Web site.
"These communities have shown that, even in tough economic times, they can remain focused on ensuring a strong and sustainable future," said Jim Whaley, vice president, Corporate Communications and Marketing, Siemens Corporation.
Added Whaley, "Siemens is proud to be associated with these outstanding and forward-thinking municipalities and we look forward to continued work with many communities across the U.S. to help create a sustainable future through cutting-edge innovation."
The Siemens Sustainable Community Awards winners will be announced and presented at BCLC's National Conference on Corporate Community Investment at the JW Marriott Houston on the evening of May 13, 2010.
Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, and operates in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions. With 405,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $104.3 billion in fiscal 2009. With U.S. executive offices in Iselin, N.J., New York, N.Y. and Washington, DC, Siemens in the USA reported revenues of $21.3 billion in fiscal 2009 and employs more than 60,000 people throughout all 50 states.
About the BCLC
BCLC is a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is the Chamber's voice and resource for the social and philanthropic interests of the business community.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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