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Award(PHOENIX – Nov. 1, 2018) – Arizona economic development efforts recognized by Silver Awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) will be showcased at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) annual charity luncheon, benefiting Arizona Angels for Children.  It will be held on Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix.

The speakers will be Kim Lofgreen, marketing and business development manager for the city of Mesa; Victor Gonzalez, CEcD, economic development director for the town of Sahuarita; and Cori Garcia, economic development administrator for the Gilbert Office of Economic Development.  Each will share information about their organizations’ award-winning economic development efforts which were recently recognized by the IEDC.

Additionally, a raffle will be held to benefit Arizona Angels for Children, which helps children in foster care and long-term placement.  The organization works to ensure that children are cared for in a safe and productive environment.  It also offers resources, such as teaching the children life skills, how to apply for a job, how to play sports, develop social skills, enhance self-esteem and build team work.

The cost of the luncheon is $45 for AAED members, $65 for non-members and $75 for late registrants. To register, visit   The registration deadline is Thursday, Dec. 6 at noon. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance. For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit

AAED, founded in 1974, has a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy and collaboration.

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