DRED chief presents economic development awards


Six businesses have been named winners of the state Department of Resources and Economic Development’s 2006 Commissioner’s Awards for Economic Development Excellence. “These winners represent the ‘best and brightest’ in terms of creating a state of economic opportunity for all New Hampshire citizens,” DRED Commissioner George Bald said in presenting the awards Wednesday at a ceremony in Manchester. “This year yielded possibly our greatest crop of nominees yet, and we’re thrilled at the final list of winners chosen - they’re extremely representative of New Hampshire’s excellent economic development community.” The winners were: • Lonza Biologics of Portsmouth, winner of the Commissioner’s Company of the Year Award, “for its role as the acknowledged global leader in the production and support of pharmaceutical active ingredients both chemically as well as biotechnologically.” • Warwick Mills of New Ipswich, Commissioner’s Award for Innovation, “for its exemplary work in engineering high-performance composites for the aerospace, industrial and recreational markets.” • Capital Regional Development Council, Commissioner’s Project of the Year Award, “for its role in the development of the $3.7 million Plymouth Community Health Center, which will create 22 new jobs and preserve 40 existing positions.” • The Manchester Wolves, Commissioner’s Partnership Award, “for their role in working with the New Hampshire Business Resource Center to stimulate and promote economic development in New Hampshire.” • Public Service of New Hampshire, Commissioner’s Award for Business Leadership, “for its company commitment to exemplifying corporate responsibility and best business practices.” • Radio station WGIR Rock 101, Commissioner’s Award for Media Excellence, “for their role in working with the New Hampshire Business Resource Center to unveil ‘Innovation Rocks!,’ an initiative which celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of local companies.” - JEFF FEINGOLD
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