With more than 500 members, the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) educates, advocates and collaborates for responsible economic growth and development throughout the state. Through the new virtual events, members work with elected officials by getting involved with the development of policies and legislation and network among other economic developers and business leaders to collaborate in sharing ideas and resources.
AAED also provides professionals with educational opportunities through programs to continue member’s professional growth. Programs include professional certification courses (AZED Pro) and monthly committee meetings for rural, tribal and governmental affairs. They also offer conferences in southern, central and northern Arizona.
– Carrie Kelly, Arizona Association for Economic Development