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Economic Development Experts
AAED’s members represent a network of economic developers and private sector innovators who champion and enact efforts to promote the economic well-being and quality of life for their communities. Our members are entrenched in all facets of economic development and represent federal, state, and local governments, private sector interests, non-profit partnerships, and educational institutions.
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Katie Hurst, Executive Director
In the November/December 2023 issue, AZRE Magazine sat down with several members of AAED's Board of Directors and staff to discuss the future of the organization. The supplement includes: An interview with AAED's 2023-2024 Executive Committee reflecting on the...
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (November 1, 2023) — The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) presented 11 Golden Prospector Awards and 11 Awards of Merit to recognize excellence, innovation, and creativity in economic development at its annual Fall Forum held last week...
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (September 19, 2023) — The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED), Arizona’s unified voice for economic development professionals, is thrilled to welcome Katie Hurst as the organization’s new Executive Director. Katie brings more than a...