Home | Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives

About Us

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.

Learn More

Membership Center

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.

Become A Member

Events

View All

Member Spotlight

Stephen Houserman

Economic Development Director

City of Clarkville

Stephen Houserman is the Economic Development Director for Clarksville, Arkansas. Originally from Upstate New York, he moved to Arkansas in 2012 to attend the University of the Ozarks after serving ov...

Read More

Emily Scarbrough

Executive Director

West Memphis Chamber of Commerce

Emily Scarbrough currently serves as the Director of the West Memphis Chamber of Commerce. She has worked in the Chamber world for 6 years under former Director, Holmes Hammett, and was hired as his ...

Read More

Sponsors