George W. Bootes, III

“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 Authority, will share the latest information on economic development activities at both Tucson International Airport and Ryan Airfield. 

Steve Miller, director for the Marana Regional Airport, will also provide information on Marana’s latest economic development initiatives.

The cost of the luncheon is $45 for AAED members and guests and $65 for non-members and $75 for late registrants. To register, visit 26.

The registration deadline is Thursday, July 20 by noon.  Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance.  For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit

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.