As a 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, Irving is a recognized business-centric city. The Baldrige Award, typically given to private organizations, is the federal government’s program for organizational quality and sound management practices, administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Irving is the second city recipient since government agencies became eligible in 2007. Irving’s business-oriented approach is highlighted by a set of key best practices: sound fiscal management, citizen feedback, a team culture, strategic planning and process efficiency, community safety, and sustainability. The Enterprising Cities report is available here and Irving’s profile, including an infographic, is available here.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. www.uschamber.com @USChamber www.freeenterprise.com