“ASU – Driving Innovation and Arizona’s Economic Future” will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) October luncheon.  It will be held on Oct. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix.

Arizona State University President Dr. Michael M. Crow will speak on how ASU has grown into the largest and one of the most innovative universities in the country over the last 18 years.  Crow will share information on current projects and give his insight on his priorities and vision for the future.

The cost of the luncheon is $50 for AAED members, $65 for non-members and $75 for late registrants. To register, visit www.aaed.com/event/oct8.  The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 3 at noon. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance. For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit www.aaed.com. 

AAED, founded in 1974, has a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy and collaboration.