(COOLIDGE, Ariz. – Jan. 28, 2020) – Rep. T.J. Shope (R-Coolidge) was recognized by the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) with a 2019 Economic Development Champion Award. Shope advocated for infrastructure improvements in the budget, resulting in an allocation of $10 million for I-10 expansion from Phoenix to Casa Grande. He also sponsored a bill that expands the county transportation tax. Nicole Snyder, (right) AAED’s president and director of business strategies for Johnson Carlier, presented the award.
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. For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit www.aaed.com.