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AAED will look at commercial real estate In 2018

construction
by in AZRE Magazine | Events

“A Look at Commercial Real Estate in 2018” will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) August luncheon.   It will be held on Aug. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Jim Rounds, president of Rounds Consulting Group, and Mark Singerman, vice president, regional… Read More →

AAED focuses on ‘What’s Flying Around Southern Arizona?’

Phoenix Sky Harbor, Economic Impact
by in AZRE Magazine | Events

“What’s Flying Around Southern Arizona?” will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED)’s next Southern Arizona luncheon, Wednesday, July 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Arizona Inn, located at 2200 E. Elm St., in Tucson. George W. Bootes, III, CEcD/EDFP, chief economic development officer for the Tucson Airport… Read More →

AAED will focus on ‘Government Property Lease Excise Tax’

by in AZRE Magazine | Events

“Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) and its Future” will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s — AAED — July luncheon.   It will be held on July 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Laura Sever Blanco and Frank Tomkins of Gust Rosenfeld… Read More →

Arizona Association for Economic Development elects 7 to board

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth, Nation’s Economy

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has elected two new members and re-elected five members to its board of directors.  The new board members representing rural Arizona are:  Bobby Davis, AZED Pro, economic development specialist for the town of Payson, and Casey Rooney, economic development director for the city of Cottonwood. Victor Gonzales, CEcD,… Read More →

AAED announces new officers for 2017

Phoenix AAED

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced its new officers for 2017.  Curt Woody, AZED Pro, economic development and tourism director for the town of Marana, is AAED’s new president.  Richard Wilkie, CEcD, economic development manager for the city of Casa Grande, has assumed president-elect duties.  Nicole Snyder, director of marketing for Devenney… Read More →

AAED announces winners of 2017 EDDE Awards

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) Awards.   The prestigious EDDE Awards honor individuals and companies that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the organization and to economic growth within the state of Arizona.  Recipients are selected from a pool… Read More →

Grady Gammage Jr. will discuss redeveloping golf courses

by in AZRE Magazine | Events

“Adaptive Redevelopment: Can We Get Ahead of The Golf Ball?” will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) May luncheon. It will be held on May 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Grady Gammage Jr., of Gammage & Burnham and the Morrison Institute… Read More →

What’s being done to improve Arizona’s infrastructure

infrastructure
by in AZRE Magazine

Arizona’s infrastructure is the subject of significant debate this legislative session. While infrastructure can be defined in many ways, it is essential for the efficient movement of people, goods and elections. Last fall, a citizen task force studied the issue of transportation funding. Their efforts resulted in several pieces of legislation considered by the Legislature… Read More →

AAED hosting workforce symposium

creative offices

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will hold a Workforce Symposium to discuss “Partnering for Progress –Economic Development to Workforce Reality.” The symposium will be held April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Ioanna T. Morfessis, president and chief strategist for IO Inc. will provide the… Read More →

AAED to examine self-driving cars

Waymo self-driving car

The impact of self-driving cars and other vehicle technologies on Arizona will be examined at the Arizona Association for Economic Development‘s (AAED) February luncheon. Speakers will discuss self-driving cars, and new transportation partners that are operating in the state, as well as Arizona taking the charge with these emerging technologies. The luncheon, on Feb. 14… Read More →

Legislative update: Celebrating Arizona policy wins

by in AZRE Magazine

After living in Arizona for more than 20 years and working in the economic development profession for most of that time, I am acutely aware how difficult it is to compete for new investment from growing companies. Economic development has changed dramatically in the last two decades, and Arizona faces many challenges when competing on… Read More →

AAED will discuss historic preservation at January luncheon

ground floor
by in AZRE Magazine

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) January luncheon will focus on historic preservation as an economic driver. The lunch will host Kathryn Leonard, state historic preservation officer, who will discuss how historic preservation has been a focus of economic development. Leonard will share information about what kinds of tools communities can utilize in their own… Read More →

AAED will host policy impact dinner in January

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will hold a Policy Impact Dinner on Jan. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. in Phoenix. The evening will celebrate policies, best practices and champions of economic development. The cost of the dinner is $100 for members, $125… Read More →

AAED will discuss Affordable Care Act’s business impact

by in AZRE Magazine | Events

The Affordable Care Act’s impact on healthcare in Arizona will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) November luncheon. The AAED event will be held on Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Greg Vigdor, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association,… Read More →