The Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation (AREDF) has won a Golden Prospector Award from the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED), recognizing excellence, innovation and creativity in economic development.
AREDF was honored for its special event, “Arizona Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Summit and Expo.”
Aerospace, specifically UAS, offers critical economic development for rural southern Arizona. This summit attracted participants from a variety of different industries. It showcased the potential for UAS growth, drew attention to rural Arizona’s contribution to the industry and provided opportunities for education and networking between rural and metropolitan entities.
Overall, 10 Golden Prospector Awards and seven awards of merit were presented at AAED’s fall forum in Prescott.
AAED, founded in 1974, has a mission 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 www.aaed.com or call (602) 240-2233.