Arizona Association for Economic Development to host Governor's Statewide Development Conference

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED), in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority and ACA Rural Business Advisory Council, will host the Governor's Statewide Development Conference, "A Statewide Approach-Let's Do This Together!" It will be held Oct. 26-28, 2011 in Oro Valley.

Now in its 37th year, the conference attracts city and county staff, business and chamber of commerce executives, community and economic developers, tribal leaders and elected and appointed leaders from across Arizona.

The conference will address rural, urban and tribal community development topics and will include sessions on working together to create statewide prosperity.

Early registration fees are $275 and available through Sept. 15 at www.azgsdc.com. Registration fees increase to $325 from Sept. 15-Oct. 15; to $375 from Oct. 15-25 and are $430 on-site.
Sponsorships are also available. For information contact Dee Dee Bark, sponsorship coordinator, at (602) 291-5756, deedeeb7@cox.net.

For any additional information, call AAED at (602) 240-2233 or visit www.aaed.com.

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 www.aaed.com or call (602) 240-2233.