Home | Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives

About Us

AEDCE is the state’s premier association representing professional and volunteer economic developers and chamber executives in Arkansas. Previously organized as two separate entities, (Arkansas Economic Developers and Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Executives) the two associations merged in 2016 to create a stronger, more efficient, and unified alliance. AEDCE’s objective is to advance, through educational and professional efforts, the business climate and quality of life in Arkansas by the development of employment opportunities through economic growth and community development. This is accomplished through education, advocacy and our connected network of association members.

Learn More

Membership Center

AEDCE’s objective is to advance, through educational and professional efforts, the business climate and quality of life in Arkansas by the development of employment opportunities through economic growth and community development. This is accomplished through education, advocacy, and our connected network of association members. Membership in AEDCE is available to anyone with an interest in the economic and community development of Arkansas. Our membership covers all parts and aspects of the economic development and chamber industry in Arkansas, from rural to urban areas and everything in between. This allows us to provide a broad array of resources and expertise in the chamber and economic development fields.

Become A Member

Events

View All

Member Spotlight

Allison Hestand

CEO & Economic Development Director

Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce

Allison Hestand is the CEO/Director of Economic Development for the Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce. In this dual role, Allison’s focus is to promote and develop all sectors of Paragould, inc...

Read More

Jack Thomas

Project Manager

Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Jack Thomas is a project manager on the business development team at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). In this role, Thomas works with some of the state’s top economic development...

Read More

Sponsors