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AAED donates $4,080 to Heart for the City

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The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) presented a check for $4,080 to the Heart for the City at AAED’s annual charity luncheon and raffle.  Joe Eriquez, Heart for the City’s executive director, accepted the check from Jennifer Graves, CEcD, AAED’s president-elect and economic development director for the Town of Gilbert.  Proceeds from a silent… Read More →

Joyce Grossman on the power of attraction

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  Joyce Grossman became executive director of AAED in 2011. She has a B.A. from the University of California- Davis and a M.P.A. from California State University-Sacramento. Prior to joining AAED, Grossman was a deputy director with the City of Phoenix and helped attract the International Genomics Consortium/Translational Genomics Research Institute. WHAT ARE ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS… Read More →

Julie Brassell joins DIRTT Environmental Solutions

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by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Newsmakers

Julie Brassell has been named business development manager at DIRTT Environmental Solutions. She previously was business development manager at Hunt & Caraway Architects. Her background in the commercial real estate industry includes positions at Brycon Construction, Jokake Construction, DMB Associates and Linthicum Custom Builders. Brassell is a member of AAED, ACE, SMPS Arizona, as well… Read More →

Kirk McClure elected to MCC Foundation board

Kirk McClure, Director of Business Development for McCarthy Building Companies, was recently elected to the board of directors for Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. “Kirk has a passion for higher education and is extremely active within business circles here in Arizona,” said Dr. Steve Helfgot, president & CEO of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.  “We look… Read More →

EDDE Awards

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by in AZRE Magazine | Events

Every year, the Arizona Association for Economic Development fields nominations for individuals and organizations that have a significant impact on a city, a community and the state. These Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) awards are a tough-earn and a new year doesn’t always guarantee a winner; the “Best of Arizona” has only been awarded… Read More →

AAED Presents Annual EDDE Awards

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Currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) awards. The awards were presented during an evening awards dinner at the AAED Spring Conference in Tucson. The prestigious EDDE awards honor individuals and companies who have made significant contributions… Read More →

Arizona Commercial Real Estate Experts predict slow recovery leading to better 2015

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In the ’90s, the joke was that the state bird was a construction crane, says AAED’s Executive Director Joyce Grossman. She motions out the window of her downtown Phoenix office and says, “You look around here, and you see cranes in the air. That means jobs.” Arizona isn’t seeing the growth it did in the… Read More →

AAED turns 40, rebrands

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by in AZRE Magazine | Featured

Arizona has a lot of reputations. It’s a land of lush golf courses installed among desertscapes, a call center and distribution hub, home to the largest university in the country or some of the less appealing facets that make an economic developer cringe to hear. One organization that has worked for decades to educate Arizonans… Read More →

Utilities aim to provide infrastructure to meet Arizona’s continued growth and ensure a vibrant economy

Most Challenging Project 2011: Soleri Bridge

When economic developers head into the marketplace to sell Arizona’s benefits to interested relocation prospects, one item on that list is plentiful: reliable and well-priced utilities. While some cities deliver electric power in addition to sewer and water, the power grid is essentially divided between Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project and Tucson Power &… Read More →

The Voice of Development: Joyce Grossman, AAED

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Joyce Grossman became executive director of AAED in 2011. She has a B.A. from the University of California-Davis and a M.P.A. from California State University, Sacramento. Prior to joining AAED, Grossman was a deputy director with the City of Phoenix. She helped in attracting the International Genomics Consortium/Translational Genomics Research Institute to Phoenix. AZRE caught… Read More →

AAED Member Profiles 2014

Grenee Celuch Director of marketing and business development Concord General Contracting Years with Concord: 6.5 years Years with AAED: 2 years Impact of membership in AAED: Part of Concord’s long-term goals are to be a more active player in the municipal market sector. AAED has been a valuable resource by connecting me to economic developers… Read More →

Pillars for the Future: AAED’s strategic plan strengthens its economic development role

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Hear the word “pillars” and you envision strength, tall and straight. There have been three pillars standing on the foundation of the Arizona Association for Economic Development. The association starts its next 40 years with a new strategic plan minted early last month by its board of directors. The timing meshes with Arizona’s exit from… Read More →

Jane Morris Of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway To Speak At July AAED Lunch

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  Jane Morris, A.A.E., executive director of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, will be the speaker at the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED)’s July luncheon on Tuesday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Morris, who was named executive director in March, will discuss Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s economic… Read More →

U of A President to Speak At AAED Luncheon

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by in Economy | Education | Events | Featured

University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart will be the speaker at the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED)’s May luncheon on Tuesday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, located at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Hart will discuss the university’s role in economic development throughout the… Read More →