Arizona Association for Economic Development Archives

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 →

AAED Arizona hands out 2015 Golden Prospector Awards

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The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has presented four Golden Prospector Awards and eight Golden Prospector Awards of Merit, to encourage and recognize excellence in economic development. Winning 2015 Golden Prospector Awards were: the Town of Gilbert for its multimedia promotions, “Standing Out from the Crowd at BIO International” and “Talk of the Trade… Read More →

Phoenix IDA hires economic development, HR administrators

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The Industrial Development Authority of the City of Phoenix, AZ (“Phoenix IDA”), has appointed of Paul Magallanez as its community and economic development administrator and James T. Barham as its human resources and legal affairs administrator. “Paul and James bring tremendous economic development, human resources and legal skills to the Phoenix IDA team. Together, Paul and… Read More →

Danielle Casey – Most Influential Women In Commercial Real Estate

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The 12 women who made AZRE’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate list are an extraordinary bunch. While that seems implied in the recognition, it’s something that goes beyond their professional achievements. Many of these women have held minimum wage jobs, slowly working through the ranks to a C-suite. A few have known the… Read More →

Meet the 2015 AAED EDDE award winners

Galleria Corporate Center, new home to weebly, for Scottsdale Economic Development Department

  The Arizona Association for Economic Development has been a community of practitioners who have worked through four decades to improve business attraction throughout the state. Every year, AAED awards Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) awards to those who keep the nonprofit organization at the top of its game and those who best uphold… 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 →

Economist, Real Estate Execs Headline Panel For August AAED Luncheon

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  Michele Pino, commercial, site selection and industrial specialist for Land Advisors Organization, will moderate a panel discussion on “Real Estate, Recovery in 2014?” during the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED)’s August luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. The panel will feature… Read More →

Arizona Association for Economic Development Presents Annual EDDE Awards

Nicole Snyder, an associate with DWL Architects + Planners, accepts her EDDE Award as the organization’s Member of the Year.
Snyder was recognized for her work as chair of the organization’s public relations committee. As editor of AAED’s monthly newsletter, she led the process of reformatting the publication, including developing stories, member spotlights, community spotlights and calendar of events articles. She also led the website redesign process and redirected AAED's social media efforts.

  The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) 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 to the advancement of the… Read More →

U of A President to Speak At AAED Luncheon

Ann Weaver Hart
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 →

AAED hosts ‘Workforce Solutions for Economic Success’

Celina Shands Gradijan

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will be hosting an economic development forum on Tuesday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Celina Shands Gradijan, president and CEO of Full Capacity Marketing, Inc., and Ron Painter, CEO of National Association of Workforce… Read More →

AAED hosts 'Workforce Solutions for Economic Success'

Celina Shands Gradijan

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will be hosting an economic development forum on Tuesday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Celina Shands Gradijan, president and CEO of Full Capacity Marketing, Inc., and Ron Painter, CEO of National Association of Workforce… Read More →

Retail: It’s a New Reality

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by in Featured | Small Biz

As municipalities all across Arizona have seen their general funds strongly impacted over the last several years due in part to significant drops in sales tax revenue, the importance of a vibrant/strong retail sector has once again taken on a prominent role. With Arizona cities in some instances relying on retail sales taxes for up… Read More →

AAED plans tribal symposium

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Arizona Association for Economic Development to Host Symposium: “Rising to New Heights: Tribal Economic Development Impact in Arizona” The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will host a symposium, “Rising to New Heights: Tribal Economic Development Impact in Arizona,” Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, located at… Read More →

AAED Will Discuss Arizona Transportation

AAED Luncheon - Arizona Transportation

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… Read More →