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The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will host its Southern Arizona luncheon, “Developing a Workforce in Southern Arizona,” on Wednesday, March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Arizona Inn, located at 2200 E. Elm St., in Tucson.

A panel featuring Dr. David Allen, executive director of Tech Launch; Dr. Suzanne Miles, interim chancellor of Pima Community College; and Vickie L. Simmons, CPA, , deputy director of Arizona Workforce Connection, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee One Stop, will discuss workforce development issues affecting employers in southern Arizona and their impact on economic development in the region.

The cost of the luncheon is $35 for AAED members and guests and $45 for non-members and late registrants. To register, visit For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit The registration deadline is Friday, March 22.  Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance.

AAED was originally founded in 1974 as the Arizona Association for Industrial Development (AAID). The organization, which was dedicated to expanding the industrial and economic base of Arizona, changed to its current name in 1991 to better reflect its broader mission.

The strategic vision of AAED is to be the leading advocate of responsible economic development for all of Arizona by leading the facilitation of public/private cooperation and fostering teamwork to address the growth and quality of life issues that face Arizona. For more information on AAED, visit or call (602) 240-2233.

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