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(PHOENIX, Sept. 20, 2016) The Town of Gilbert has won four Golden Prospector Awards and one Golden Prospector Award of Merit from the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED).

The Golden Prospector Awards recognize excellence, innovation and creativity in economic development.

Gilbert’s   “Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report,” special events “Business Walk” and “Red Carpet Tour & Mayor’s Economic Forecast,” and deal of the year, “Orbital ATK” each earned top honors.

The special event, “Ambassador Forum: Tourism,” received an award of merit.

The marketing brochures were required to introduce the state, county, community, region, or area of expertise to either:

  • Prospects for industrial, commercial, retail, or general development opportunities, or
  • A specific purpose, such as promoting an industrial park or other specific types of promotions.

The special events category includes meetings, seminars, marketing tours, events, or trips designed to develop prospects and promote economic development.

Overall, 11 Golden Prospector Awards and seven awards of merit were presented at AAED’s fall forum in Flagstaff.

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 on AAED, visit or call (602) 240-2233.

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