The Best Economic Development Websites of 2019

Published: Monday, February 11, 2019 | Tags: economic development

Every January at Accrisoft, we sit down as a team and scour the web to find out which Economic Development websites have truly raised the bar on design, user-friendliness, and functionality. Read on to see which sites were selected as the top 10 Economic Development websites of 2019!

Greater Oklahoma City Partnership

The Greater Oklahoma City Partnership website is a long-page, ultra sleek design, consisting of 7 panels of information - each with a different purpose, focus, and design. The site offers tons of eye-relaxing white space, pops of color, high quality images, and more. As an added bonus, they even incorporate a Storytelling microsite called "A Rivers Rise" which is a great promotional feature for any Economic Development site.

Lake Norman Economic Development

The Lake Norman Economic Development organization emphasizes the beauty of their area with massive high quality images, smooth website animations, and hover effects. The site incorporates a cool green and blue color palette with good uses of white space. Between the images of technology innovations, lakefront properties and huge flower gardens, this site really makes you feel connected to Lake Norman.

San Diego Regional EDC

The San Diego Regional EDC website has identified it's top 5 highest value content areas within the website and really promotes them to visitors on the website. The Innovation, Military, Tourism, Local, and Intellect call-to-action buttons beneath the hero image, take the visitors attention immediately, and help them navigate exactly where they need to go - a beautifully designed landing page. 

Stark Economic Development Board

As the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Stark Economic Development website shows its rich history with image boxes promoting community and the goals of the board. Stark adds a nice playful football focused content structure with background images of football routes, fun football shaped icons, and excellent content writing.

Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership (Greater MSP)

The Greater MSP website uses geometric elements, hover effects, and tons of homepage animations, to create a clean and sleek design. The rest of the website also lives up to visitors expectations with over 15 different interior page designs, custom landing pages, resources directories and more. This is simply one of the most informative and complete and dynamic Economic Development website out there, today.

Choose Milwaukee (Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development Partnership)

Custom designed maps, resource directories, big fonts, and beautiful images... What do they all have in common? The Choose Milwaukee website, of course. This site ties together functionality and beauty in to one full-package website.

North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation

Already having won and award in 2018 for best Economic Development website, this site employs rich functionality to promote its area and serve out its mission. Leveraging custom image maps, resource directories, homepage animations and hero videos, this site raises the bar on content for ED websites.

Dallas Economic Development

The Dallas Economic Development website has a bundle of great functionality and design features, that make it a great resource. Resource Directories, Data visualization, a solid color palette, navigational image boxes, and more take this site over the edge.

Jax USA Partnership

The Jax USA Partnership manages to find a way to successfully segment and navigate a huge amount of website content through it's unique menu structure. That structure includes a top navigation, main navigation, and an "Explore the Counties" navigation - all above the initial fold of the website. Scroll further down the page and you'll find eye catching images, resources, and additional content.

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB Palm Beach)

BDB Palm beach organizes a wealth of information in to a beautiful and dynamic website. The 5 square buttons that overlay the hero image, help drive web traffic to high value areas, and the art sketch style icons help develop the tone of the site.

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