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AEDCE is the state’s premier association representing professional and volunteer economic developers and chamber executives in Arkansas. Previously organized as two separate entities, (Arkansas Economic Developers and Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Executives) the two associations merged in 2016 to create a stronger, more efficient, and unified alliance. AEDCE’s objective is to advance, through educational and professional efforts, the business climate and quality of life in Arkansas by the development of employment opportunities through economic growth and community development. This is accomplished through education, advocacy and our connected network of association members.

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AEDCE’s objective is to advance, through educational and professional efforts, the business climate and quality of life in Arkansas by the development of employment opportunities through economic growth and community development. This is accomplished through education, advocacy, and our connected network of association members. Membership in AEDCE is available to anyone with an interest in the economic and community development of Arkansas. Our membership covers all parts and aspects of the economic development and chamber industry in Arkansas, from rural to urban areas and everything in between. This allows us to provide a broad array of resources and expertise in the chamber and economic development fields.

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Jim Youngquist

Executive Director

Arkansas Economic Development Institute

Jim Youngquist is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) Founded by the University of Arkansas in 1955, AEDI provides applied research, technical assistance, and ...

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Tandee White

Program Manager, Community Development

Entergy Arkansas

Tandee White joined Entergy Arkansas in January 1995 and has worked in such departments as marketing, corporate communications, and regulatory affairs. The majority of her time with Entergy has been s...

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