COVID-19 Information

AEDCE would like to provide helpful resources to our members during the COVID-19 outbreak.  The one-pager below contains links to various entities and organizations providing assistance and support and will be updated as new information is made available.  Please click the image below to download in PDF format in order to utilize the embedded links.



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AEDCE Annual Conference

August 23 – 25

Embassy Suites Red Wolf Convention Center

2020 Mid-South Basic Economic Development Course

September 28 – October 1
Little Rock, Arkansas

Become a member of AEDCE

Membership in AEDCE is open to anyone interested in economic development or the chamber profession in Arkansas.  Join our network of 425+ professionals today!

AEDCE Member Spotlight

AEDCE has amazing members and we are pleased this month to feature Robert ‘Bob’ Largent and Shelle Randall, CEcD, PHR.  Thank you for being valued members of AEDCE!

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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Registration for the AEDCE Annual Conference is OPEN!

We look forward to having one "Howl" of a good time in Jonesboro this August with conference sessions and networking opportunities tailored for the economic development and chamber professional.

AEDCE is planning the conference with your safety in mind and will follow CDC and AR Department of Health guidelines regarding health, hygiene, and social distancing.

A full agenda is coming soon but plan on being with us this August in Jonesboro!
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Happy June! We are pleased to feature in this month's Member Spotlight, two dynamic and hard-working chamber/economic development professionals.

Bob Largent is President/CEO of the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce where he is responsible for the economic development initiatives and daily operations of the Chamber. In this role, he provides collaboration with other non-profit and government entities in the state and region to fulfill the Chamber’s broad mission of economic, business, and community development.

Shelle Randall, CEcD, PHR serves as Director of Workforce Development & Existing Industry for Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce and Jonesboro Unlimited Her primary responsibilities include the creation and advancement of initiatives that result in employer engagement, collaboration between industry and education, and talent attraction/development/retention as it serves Jonesboro’s BRE program and overarching economic development strategy.

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Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives

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 Arkansas Economic Developers
& Chamber Executives
1200 W. Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 210-4206