Arizona Association for Economic Development Archives

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 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

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“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 →

AAED hosting workforce symposium

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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

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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 →

AAED presents its 2016 Warren Scholarship

by in AZRE Magazine

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced Karime Hayer, business development coordinator for the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp. (GYEDC), as the winner of the 2017 AAED Ben Warren Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, named in honor of Ben Warren who was one of AAED’s founding fathers, charter member and past president, provides full… Read More →

Which cities are Golden Prospector Award winners?

Arizona Association for Economic Development

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) presented 11 Golden Prospector Awards and seven Golden Prospector Awards of Merit recognizing excellence, innovation and creativity in economic development. The Town of Gilbert won four Golden Prospector Awards for its “Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report,” special events “Business Walk” and “Red Carpet Tour & Mayor’s Economic Forecast,” and… Read More →

AAED luncheon will focus on urban adaptive reuse

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The Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) September luncheon will feature a panel discussion on Urban Adaptive Reuse.  It will be held on Sept. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. The panel, which will be moderated by Amanda Elliott, economic development administrator for Gilbert, will include Eric… Read More →

AZRE names Most Influential Women in CRE for 2016

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 had to work their way through the ranks to a C-suite. One was a dealer in a casino.… Read More →