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Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives (AEDCE) is the statewide professional association representing 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.  Membership is available to anyone with an interest in the economic and community development of Arkansas. 

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AEDCE's mission is to enhance the professional development of our membership and to advocate for community and economic development benefitting the citizens of Arkansas. 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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Renee Dycus, PCED

Executive Director

Southwest Arkansas Planning & Development District

Renee Dycus began her career at the Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District, Inc. in 1989 and was hired as the Executive Director in 2010. She served many roles over the years including ...

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Taylor Shelton

Chief Economic Development Officer

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

Taylor Shelton is the Chief Economic Development Officer at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. Taylor is responsible for managing the Chamber’s economic development contract with the City of Faye...

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