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Scottsdale earns two awards of merit for economic development efforts


Scottsdale, Ariz. (Nov. 28, 2017) – Two Golden Prospector awards were received by the Scottsdale economic development department at the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) Fall Forum in Prescott, Oct. 27.

Scottsdale’s marketing brochure, “Advancing the Strategy, Targeting the Talent” earned an award of merit in the category of Marketing Brochure while the “Broker Appreciation Event: Scottsdale Development Night” earned an award of merit in the Special Event category. The AAED Golden Prospector and Awards of Merit are bestowed by an awards review committee of professional peers in the economic development industry, and due to significant numbers of applications are highly competitive.

“Advancing the Strategy, Targeting the Talent” is Scottsdale’s 2015/16 annual report that details measurable outcomes of Scottsdale’s economic development five-year strategic plan, highlights key projects and showcases economic development activity within the community. The report was fully written and designed in-house by the department and is available digitally online at and in print.

The “Broker Appreciation Event: Scottsdale Development Night” is Scottsdale’s annual event designed to bring commercial real estate professionals together to celebrate Scottsdale development activity and strategize on projects in the coming year. In 2017, nearly 90 attendees joined the department for this celebration at the G Collection Auto showroom in Scottsdale, and heard about the programs and services available to them from the city.

Overall, 10 Golden Prospector Awards and seven awards of merit were presented at AAED’s fall forum in Prescott.

About the Arizona Association for Economic Development

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED), founded in 1974, has a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy and collaboration.  It represents nearly 500 members across the state of Arizona, comprised of economic development professionals and private sector business leaders dedicated to supporting the growth of the economic base of Arizona. Visit for more information.


About the City of Scottsdale

Scottsdale is one of the state’s leading job centers, with a diverse economy built on medical research, high-tech innovation, tourism and corporate headquarters. Scottsdale is home to nearly 18,000 businesses supplying over 150,000 jobs. The high-tech innovation center SkySong, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with nearby Arizona State University. The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is a partnership of premier health care providers and biomedical companies seeking to advance medicine and patient care through cutting-edge research. For more information, visit



Media Contacts:

Christian Green

Economic Development Manager

City of Scottsdale




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