State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) was nominated alongside 12 state legislators by the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA), receiving the award for his work in support of economic development initiatives. Hammoud actively has worked to support and advocate on behalf of Dearborn’s neighborhood shops and small businesses, while championing the House Democrat’s “Small Business, Big Impact” legislative package introduced in November of 2019.

“Now more than ever, supporting our neighborhood mom and pop businesses is critical for building stronger communities,” said Hammoud. “As public servants, we must always be looking for opportunities to bridge the public and private sectors in creating jobs and economic opportunity to develop an economy that works for everyone. I am honored to be recognized by MEDA and I look forward to continually advocating for the small businesses and entrepreneurs of Dearborn and the rest of our great state.”

Founded in 1960, MEDA serves as Michigan’s leading association of economic development professionals focused on strengthening economic development across the state through education, networking and advocacy work.