The Victorian Government’s Americas Investment team, along with Invest Victoria, have received the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award at the annual IEDC award ceremony in Washington DC.

The project, Melbourne, Australia’s Tech Hub, received the Gold Award under the Multi-Year Economic Development Program category. The award reflects our success in securing investment from leading US tech companies over the past five years and building Melbourne as a regional tech hub.

Over this period, Melbourne has attracted global tech names such as Slack, Square, Zendesk, GoPro, Amazon, Eventbrite, KnowBe4, Slalom, Activision Blizzard, Dataminr and DoorDash – companies that have added to our reputation as Australia’s leading tech city and most innovative city.

The IEDC is the leading American body for economic development and investment agencies, and the Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognise the world’s best economic development and investment leaders.

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