America’s Best Cities Quarter-Finalists!


Across the country, 50 communities have advanced to the Quarter-Finalists round of the America’s Best Communities Prize Competition, a $10 million initiative to stimulate economic revitalization in small towns and cities. Each community will be awarded $50,000 to further develop and implement their comprehensive strategies to accelerate their local economies and improve quality of life.

Vince Gill, the Competition’s Spokesperson, joined Frontier Communications, DISH, CoBank and The Weather Channel — the Competition’s sponsors —  and announced the communities that have advanced into the quarterfinals.  VALLEY COUNTY/MEADOWS VALLEY made the cut! The selection was made by an independent group of expert judges from a pool of over 135 community applicants. The 50 Quarter-Finalist communities have six months to shape and refine their revitalization plans and compete for the grand prizes totaling $5 million.

In the months ahead, the communities will partner with a major corporation that will provide guidance and support throughout the next stage of the competition. The America’s Best Communities Adopt-a-Community Program has brought together 50 distinguished companies from across the U.S. to support this prize competition. Each will serve as a strategic mentor, while also contributing $15,000 of the $50,000 in prize money. These corporate partners will forge relationships with local leaders and focus their efforts on successful implementation of the innovative business plans.

As Quarter-Finalists, we look forward to this invaluable opportunity to address our common challenges as a region while celebrating what makes each community unique. Join us in developing our regional strategy by taking the online surveys or volunteering at an event. Email to get involved, or fill out our form by clicking here.