Category News & Activity

Aerospace Arizona Members Tour Falcon Field Airport

The aerospace and unmanned industry sectors are vital economic drivers for the economy of our state. Arizona is ranked second in the nation for aerospace and defense systems manufacturing jobs, employing more than 11,700 people. In 2016, our state was ranked first in the nation by Price Waterhouse Cooper for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness. Recognizing this, AREDF formed the Aerospace Arizona Association to promote growth and innovation within these industries throughout the state of Arizona.


Rotary Club learns of Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation

SIERRA VISTA — This week, members of the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista were introduced to five of the seven 2017 scholarship winners: Buena High School graduates, Andrea Bracamonte, Ashley Murdock, Taylor Benning, and Dominic Valentin as well as Gabriel Martinez, a Cochise College graduate. Each of the students was very grateful for the financial […]

Conference brings manufacturers to Arizona

PHOENIX — Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation’s Aerospace Association hosted delegates from high tech manufacturing shelter company Co-Production International (CPI) on May 17 and 18. This trip was the second part of an exchange between Aerospace Arizona Association and its members and the delegation from Tijuana. This visit by CPI to Arizona was organized to […]

Tailored for success : AREDF debuts program focused on retaining, growing local business

By Kay Phillilps for the Sierra Vista Herald
This month, the Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation (AREDF) debuts its Business Retention and Expansion Program.

Military panel sees local opportunities

The Arizona Regional EDF hosted a panel of military advisors from around the state to discuss military and defense issues. The panel met at the Sierra Vista Police Department training room to share the importance of military installations to our economy.

Innovation Center set to open in January

The Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation (AREDF) will be opening the doors to its new Innovation Center in January, following the success of its existing Business Complex.

Drone uses, policies focus of conference

Eric Petermann – November 3, 2016 – Sierra Vista Herald A three-day conference in Scottsdale next week, organized by a local economic development group, will bring together more than 200 companies interested in the commercial application of Unmanned Aerial Systems. Mignonne Hollis, executive director at Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation, said the event features 21 sessions […]

Cochise County’s beautiful landscapes featured on This American Land

Cochise County will be featured in an upcoming episode of the television series This American Land. The undeveloped lands and wilderness areas in Cochise County are both an attraction to our area and a crucial part of our ecosystem. We’re big proponents of smart growth and believe that preserving and protecting nature can go hand […]

Arizona Aerospace Associations Aim to Advance Industry

Arizona once was the frontier for America. Now Arizona aerospace companies are muscling into space explorations: the final frontier. According to the Arizona-Mexico Commission, the states of Arizona and Sonora combined to be the fourth-largest aerospace supply chain in the world and the largest in North America. The Phoenix Business Journal on July 28 convened […]

Healthcare: An Economic Driver

 Click to View April 2016 Trend Report