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.
AEDCE Mission Statement: To enhance the professional development of our membership and to advocate for community and economic development benefiting the citizens of Arkansas.
AEDCE Objective: To increase the effectiveness of economic developers and chamber professionals in Arkansas by encouraging cooperation, exchange of information, and promotion of professional skills.
Welcome to the Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives (AEDCE) website. AEDCE strives to improve the business climate and quality of life for Arkansans through several educational and professional development programs. We are proud to create a collaborative environment for our members to share best practices, build strong relationships and provide them with the necessary resources for our communities and regions throughout Arkansas to grow and thrive.
As the 2023 AEDCE Board President, I would like to encourage you to join our efforts to retain and recruit members, attend association events and take advantage of the educational programs offered, so we can continue to grow our communities and stay competitive in Arkansas. If you would like to learn more, please contact AEDCE Executive Director, Candice Lawrence, at email@example.com.
2023 Board President
Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives
Project Manager, City of West Memphis Economic Development
The governance of Arkansas Economic Developers and Chamber Executives is vested in a Board of Directors elected by the general membership and composed of:
Activities of Arkansas Economic Developers and Chamber Executives include: