The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will host its June luncheon on Tuesday, June 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, located at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix.
The topic of this month’s luncheon will be “Roads and Rails: Future of Arizona’s Transportation.” Guest speakers will be Scott Omer, director of the Multimodal Planning Division for the Arizona Department of Transportation, and Tim Kanaval, economic development manager for Pima County.
The two will discuss the economic impact from both the proposed Interstate 11 that would connect Phoenix and Las Vegas and Union Pacific’s new 950 acre classification yard in southern Pinal County.
The cost of the luncheon is $40 for AAED members and guests and $50 for non-members and late registrants. To register or for more information, call AAED at 602-240-AAED (2233) or visit www.aaed.com. The registration deadline is Friday, June 1. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance.
AAED was originally founded in 1974 as the Arizona Association for Industrial Development (AAID). The organization, which was dedicated to expanding the industrial and economic base of Arizona, changed to its current name in 1991 to better reflect its broader mission.
The strategic vision of AAED is to be the leading advocate of responsible economic development for all of Arizona by leading the facilitation of public/private cooperation and fostering teamwork to address the growth and quality of life issues that face Arizona.