Awards and Accolades

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ACCOLADES

Santa Clarita Named Sixth Largest City in Terms of Tax Assessments
The Signal, 2016

Most Business Friendly City in L.A. County Finalist
Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), 2016

21st in Retail Sales
California Retail Survey, 2016

Most Business-Friendly City Finalist
Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), 2015

Top five Most Business-Friendly Cities in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), 2014

Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), 2008 (Cities over 50,000 residents)

America’s 50 Best Cities to Live
24/7 Wall St., 2015

10th Most Economically Diverse City in America 
WalletHub.com, 2015

Santa Clarita ranked third safest city in America
Parenting Magazine, 2014

Named among Best Cities for Young Families
NerdWallet.com, 2014

Second Safest Mid-Sized City in America
Movoto.com, 2014

Top 20 Cities for Job Seekers in California
NerdWallet.com, 2014

#22 of Top 50 California City Retail Markets
CA Retail Survey, 2013

Top Ten Small Cities of the Future
fDi Intelligence, 2011/2012 (Growth, Strategy and Potential for Profitable Investment)

Best City for Industrial Development
Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ), 2008

One of 100 Best Places for Young People
America’s Promise, 2006

Best Place to Live in California
CNN Money Magazine, 2006

“One of the best and most affordable suburbs of the largest cities in the U.S.”
BusinessWeek, 2006


AWARDS

National Association of Government Web Professionals

2016 Pinnacle Award and Members Choice Award
     • Santa Clarita Tourism Website (VisitSantaClarita.com)

2014 Pinnacle Award and Members Choice Award
     • Santa Clarita Film Office Website (FilmSantaClarita.com)

2013 Pinnacle Award and Members Choice Award
     • Santa Clarita Tourism Website (VisitSantaClarita.com)

California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)

2016 Excellence in Communications

Award of Excellence
• Light up Main Street

Award of Excellence
• DIVERT Task Force

Award of Excellence
• Road Resurfacing

Award of Distinction
• Road Resurfacing

Award of Merit
• Seasons Magazine

2015 Excellence in Communications

Award of Excellence
• Respect is a Two-Way Street

Award of Excellence
• City Call

Award of Distinction
• On the Job Series

Award of Merit
• State of the City Videos

2014 Excellence in Communications

Award of Merit
• 2013 State of the City Video

Award of Distinction
• City Call Newsletter

2013 Excellence in Communications

Award of Excellence
• City DUI Awareness Campaign

Award of Distinction
• SEASONS Magazine

Award of Distinction
• HikeSantaClarita.com

Award of Distinction
• “HeroineKills: The High is a Lie”

Awards of Merit
• Cowboy Festival

2010 Excellence in Communications

Award of Distinction- Public Safety Program
• Sheriff’s Business Alliance

2010 Excellence in Communications

Award of Distinction- Marketing Campaign
• Think Santa Clarita – L.A.’s Most Business Friendly City

2009 Excellence in Communications

Award of Merit- Video
Economic Development Promotional Video

2009 Excellence in Communications

Award of Excellence- Special Publication
Guide to Opening a Small Business in Santa Clarita

2009 Excellence in Communications

Award of Distinction- Marketing Campaign
• Santa Clarita Enterprise Zone Marketing Campaign

International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

2010 Promotional Award
• City of Santa Clarita Economic Development, Annual Report

2009 Promotional Award
• City of Santa Clarita Economic Development, Guide to Opening a Small Business

2008 Excellence in Economic Development Awards
• Winner: Jason Crawford – New Economic Developer of the Year Award

2008 Honorable Mention Awards
• Enterprise Zone Marketing Program
• Sponsorship Calendar

3CMA – SAVVY Awards

2010 Honoring Creative Marketing & Communications
Printed Publications – Guides
Tourism Guidebook

2010 Silver Circle Award
Printed Publications – Reports
• Economic Development Annual Report

2008 Honoring Creative Marketing & Communications
• Printed Publications- Printed Publications
• Marketing and Tools- Economic Development

 California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)

2008 Award of Excellence- Economic Development Promotions
• Santa Clarita Enterprise Zone Marketing Campaign

2008 Grand Prize Award- Economic Development Program
• Small Business Support Program

2007 Best Economic Development Program
• Visit Santa Clarita’s Tourism Program & Film Office

2007 Honorable Mention
• Successful Connections, Economic Development Newsletter

League of California Cities

       2015 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence
       • Economic Development through the Arts for the Old Town Newhall Arts and Entertainment District

2015 Helen Putnam Award Winner
League of California Cities

2014 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence
Drug Free Youth in Town (DFYIT)

2012 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence
• Neighborhood Services Team and Outreach Program

2008 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence
• Community Services & Economic Development, Film and Tourism Programs

 California Travel and Tourism Commission (CTTC)

2008 Marketing Excellence Awards
•Tourism Guidebook, finalist

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