— U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank (at left)
“Just got the news. We're now an elite club of two local governments!! Congratulations on being a recipient of what has come to be known as our Nation's Nobel Prize for Business Excellence."
— Retired Coral Springs City Manager Mike Levinson (2007 Baldrige Recipient)
— Aviall CEO Dan Komnenovich (at left)
"Big Honors — Winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is as prestigious an honor for businesses as winning an Oscar for an actor. So the City of Irving and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control should take deep, proud bows for demonstrating world-class quality controls and management. Irving's win puts it in especially rarefied air, as only the second city ever to receive the award. Congratulations to both for jobs well done."
— The Dallas Morning News, "Editorial: Hits and Misses," Nov. 17
— Councilwoman Rose Cannaday (at left)