About AAED


Founded in 1974, the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization with more than 500 members across the state of Arizona representing rural, suburban and urban interests in development of key sectors throughout the state.

Serving as the leading statewide advocate for economic development, AAED’s foundation has been rooted in three fundamental pillars (educate, advocate, collaborate) that continue to affect positive change and increase Arizona’s competitive position to attract investment and create jobs.

Strategic Plan

Crafted by the Board, AAED’s strategic plan outlines organizational goals through 2026.

AAED Bylaws

View AAED’s bylaws, outlining the basic rules of conduct of the organization’s business and affairs.

President’s Letter

View the letter from AAED President Skip Becker, reviewing our impact over the past year and our goals for 2024.

Letter from the President