2018 AEDCE Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2018 AEDCE Award Recipients:

Outstanding Economic Developer – Steve Cox

Outstanding Chamber Executive – Crystal Johnson, PCED, IOM

Volunteer of the Year – Jim Petty

Maria Haley Lifetime Leadership for Economic Development – Michael L. Maulden

(photo: Steve Cox, Michael L. Maulden, Crystal Johnson, Jim Petty, Mike Harvey (AEDCE Board President))

AEDCE Member Spotlight

AEDCE has amazing members and each month two members are profiled in the Member Spotlight section of the website. This month we are featuring Travis Stephens and Nacole Sweeney!

Community Spotlight

The AEDCE Community Spotlight highlights something new, innovative, or noteworthy that is happening in one of our amazing Arkansas communities.
This month’s feature, “Right Here. Right Now.” profiles the partnerships and new developments occurring in Van Buren including the opening of Freedom Park, the revitalization of Main Street, and the unique collaboration between the school system and the business community.

Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives (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.

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.

AEDCE is a 501 (c) 6 organization that is housed at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/AIA.  The staff and board of AEDCE are dedicated to providing leadership and a vision to advance economic development and chamber professionals in Arkansas.

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1200 W. Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

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