“Unveiling the Arizona Commerce Authority’s Five-Year Plan” will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED)’s next Southern Arizona luncheon, Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Arizona Inn, located at 2200 E. Elm St., in Tucson.
Keith Watkins, senior vice president, economic/rural development for the Arizona Commerce Authority will be the guest speaker.
Watkins will discuss how the commerce authority plans to capitalize on Arizona’s existing strengths and opportunities and how it will position the state as a worldwide leader in innovation.
The cost of the luncheon is $45 for AAED members, $65 for non-members and $75 for late registrants. To register, visit www.aaed.com/event/jan24.
The registration deadline is Thursday, Jan. 18 by noon. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance. For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit www.aaed.com.
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.