MISSION & WORK
"Expanding  & Developing Sustainable Industry in Arizona Since 1985"
Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation (AREDF) was incorporated in 1985 with the mission of creating a thriving, sustainable economy. 

Since then, the organization has been responsible for the recruitment and retention of large companies such as Northrop Grumman and Teleperformance - directly creating hundreds of jobs.

They are also responsible for the successful launch and operation of two business development co-space buildings that house entrepreneurs in the startup to development stage of business.

In addition to the recruitment of companies and operation of business development locations, AREDF is the founder and operator of Aerospace Arizona Association, a growing association geared toward promoting the aerospace industry throughout the State of Arizona.

The organization represents southern Arizona through their influential positions on state and national economic development councils and by working with legislators on a variety of economic topics.

OUR FOCUS

LOCAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
ECONOMIC INFLUENCE
REGIONAL INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

MEET OUR TEAM
  1. Mignonne Hollis
    Phillips@mail.com
    Executive Director
  2. Michelle Georgiev
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    Project Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  1. Lynn Mattingly
    Phillips@mail.com
    President
    Weatherguard Metal Construction | Owner & Chief Executive Officer
  2. Kevin Peterson
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    Vice-President
    Huachuca 50 | President
  3. Sheila DeVoe Heidman
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    Secretary
    Cochise College | Dean (Retired)
  4. Ron Curtis
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    Board Member
    Arizona Southwest Credit Union | Executive Vice-President
  5. Gary Haymore
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    Board Member
    Haymore Real Estate | Owner
  6. Kirby Chapman
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    Treasurer
    Sulfur Springs Valley Electric | Chief Financial Officer
  7. George Scott
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    Board Member
    Southeast Arizona Economic Development Group | Director
  8. Rick Mueller
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    Board Member
    City of Sierra Vista | Mayor
  9. Paul Melo
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    Board Member
    Melo Law Firm, PC | Owner & Lawyer