City of Menifee logoMenifee’s award-winning Economic Development Department received another  high accolade this month, receiving the 2022 Excellence Award from the International Economic  Development Council (IEDC). The organization announced this year’s award winners during the  IEDC Annual Conference held last week in Oklahoma City.  

The Menifee Economic Development Department was specifically honored for its marketing efforts  in alignment with Menifee’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), which helps  identify and attract industries to diversify the local economy. Based on its CEDS, the department created an aggressive marketing campaign to catch the attention of site selectors, developers, and  businesses looking to locate in Menifee.  

Over the past year, Menifee’s Economic Development Department has produced a wide variety of marketing materials that represent the growing demand and opportunity in the city utilizing cutting edge, creative, and innovative methods. Marketing efforts have included advertisements in several  large site selector magazines, industry marketing materials, Brewery Ambassador Program,  Menifee Restaurant Week promotions, launch of the Explore Menifee Magazine, and economic  development presentations to local stakeholders. 

“Our Economic Development team has a proven track record of embracing innovation and thinking  outside the box to bring high-quality businesses into our community,” said City Manager Armando  Villa. “Their hard work and creative approach to economic development continues to be recognized  on a national scale.”  

IEDC is the largest nonprofit professional association for economic developers in the world. Their  2022 Excellence Awards are judged by a diverse panel of economic and community developers  from around the globe. 

For more information regarding Menifee’s Economic Development Department, or for resources  available to businesses, please visit or email