Arizona Association for Economic Development to host August networking luncheon

Will focus on craft brewing industry in Arizona

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will host its August luncheon, "The Craft Brewing Industry as an Economic Development Strategy" on Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, located at 1101 N. 44th St. in Phoenix.

Guest speaker will be Jim Scussel, owner of Four Peaks Brewing Company.

The cost of the luncheon is $40 for AAED members and guests and $50 for non-members and late registrants. To register or for more information, call AAED at 602-240-AAED (2233), or visit The registration deadline is Friday, July 30 at noon. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance.

AAED was originally founded in 1974 as the Arizona Association for Industrial Development (AAID). The organization, which was dedicated to expanding the industrial and economic base of Arizona, changed to its current name in 1991 to better reflect its broader mission.

The strategic vision of AAED is to be the leading advocate of responsible economic development for all of Arizona by leading the facilitation of public/private cooperation and fostering teamwork to address the growth and quality of life issues that face Arizona. For more information on AAED, visit or call (602) 240-2233.