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.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Professional Development & Training including the AEDCE Annual Conference, Mid-South Basic Economic Development Course, and specialized workshops for the chamber executive and economic developer
  • Newsletters and e-communication through social media and the AEDCE website
  • Customized Resources – Members have access to technical assistance and tools for a variety of topics including operational issues, economic development taxes and incentives, industrial parks and site development, revenue and event development, board relations and staffing
  • Executive Mentoring and Peer Network – AEDCE members provide valuable guidance and share ideas with each other to continually improve their organization and grow their local economy
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Member Discounts to AEDCE events
  • Members only information including access to the Member Directory
  • Members only scholarships – A limited number of scholarships will be provided for training opportunities for qualified members

To learn more about membership in AEDCE, please contact Shelley Short at shelley@aedce.org or 501.210.4206.

Click here to complete a membership application

Membership Types

Chamber/EDO - Membership dues are tiered based on the total revenues of the organization. All employees of the organization are included in this membership investment.

Corporate/Organization - Corporations, organizations, and non-elected governmental or municipal employees are eligible for membership. Multiple memberships are eligible for discounted pricing.

Elected Officials/Retired Professionals - Available to elected officials and retired professionals. Any other individual memberships will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Membership Dues Investment Schedule

Volunteer-Run Chamber ($100 annual membership investment)
Total Revenues of Chamber/EDO up to $100,000 ($250 annual membership investment)
Total Revenues of Chamber/EDO $100,001 - $500,000 ($500 annual membership investment)
Total Revenues of Chamber/EDO $500,001 - $750,000 ($1,000 annual membership investment)
Total Revenues of Chamber/EDO - $750,001 - $1M ($1,500 annual membership investment)
Total Revenues of Chamber/EDO - $1M+ ($2,250 annual membership investment)

Corporate/Organization (membership is priced per person below with a discount for multiple memberships)
1 - 3 memberships ($300 per membership)
4 - 7 memberships ($250 per membership)
8 - 10 memberships ($225 per membership)
Unlimited - must work at the same organization ($5,000)

Elected Official/Retired Professional ($200 annual membership investment)

Please select only one membership type from the options below.

Please click submit below and your application will be sent to the AEDCE Executive Director who will contact you regarding approval and billing. Thank you!