Arizona Association for Economic Development to Host Legislative Luncheon on Capitol Lawn

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will host its annual legislative luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Senate Lawn of the Arizona State Capitol grounds located at 1700 W. Washington St. in Phoenix.

AAED will demonstrate to state legislators the vital role of enhanced statewide economic development for Arizona’s financial future at this interactive signature event.  Gov. Jan Brewer will also be honored for her efforts in economic development.

The cost of the luncheon is $50 for AAED members and guests.  Tickets are available at  For more   information, call AAED at 602-240-AAED (2233), or visit  The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 17. 

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 mission of AAED is to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy, and collaboration.  For more information on AAED, visit or call (602) 240-2233.