(TUCSON – April 20. 2018) – “The Economics of Space: Arizona’s Astronomic Advantage” will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED)’s next Southern Arizona luncheon, Wednesday, May 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Arizona Inn, located at 2200 E. Elm St., in Tucson.
Tim D. Swindle, head of the Department of Planetary Sciences and director of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona, along with Stephen Fleming, vice president, strategic business initiatives for the university, will be the featured speakers.
They will discuss the economic impact of the current space science activities in Arizona as well as share their insight on how this research will affect future commercial space initiatives.
The cost of the luncheon is $45 for AAED members, $65 for non-members and $75 for late registrants. To register, visit www.aaed.com/event/may23.
The registration deadline is Thursday, May 17 by noon. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance. For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit www.aaed.com.
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.