ABOUT US

Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit that has been impacting the economy since 1985.
The Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation (AREDF), formerly the Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation, is unique in composition and powerful in its execution of activities. Our organization's mission is to preserve and strengthen the economy within the southern Arizona region through initiatives focused on industry retention, recruitment, expansion, and development. 

AREDF FOCUSES ON THREE KEY AREAS:

​Economic Influence 
Our organization serves as a spokesperson at conferences throughout Arizona concerning economic operations and strategies; we provide feedback to Arizona legislators on a variety of economic topics; and we hold positions on influential state and national economic development councils and initiatives.
Local Business Development
Our organization provides affordable office space for start-up businesses and small business owners in the developmental stages of their venture; we facilitating resource referral, including personal counseling sessions on organizational issues, revenue reductions, and expansion plans; and we offer low-interest funding for business façade and infrastructure improvements in the west-end of Sierra Vista.
Regional Industry Development 
Our organization facilitates commercial site certification for land and buildings throughout the region; and we are leading a number of efforts that promote the development of the aerospace industry, healthcare industry, international relations, and Fort Huachuca missions.
Our Staff
  1. Mignonne Hollis
    Mignonne Hollis
    Executive Director
  2. Michelle Georgiev
    Michelle Georgiev
    Administrative Manager
  3. Laura Jones Martinez
    Laura Jones Martinez
    Marketing & Communications
Board of Directors
  1. Lynn Mattingly
    Phillips@mail.com
    President
    Weatherguard Metal Construction | Owner & Chief Executive Officer
  2. Kevin Peterson
    Phillips@mail.com
    Vice-President
    Huachuca 50 | President
  3. Sheila DeVoe Heidman
    Phillips@mail.com
    Secretary
    Cochise College | Dean (Retired)
  4. Ron Curtis
    Phillips@mail.com
    Board Member
    Arizona Southwest Credit Union | Executive Vice-President
  5. Gary Haymore
    Phillips@mail.com
    Board Member
    Haymore Real Estate | Owner
  6. Kirby Chapman
    Phillips@mail.com
    Treasurer
    Sulfur Springs Valley Electric | Chief Financial Officer & Administrative Officer
  7. George Scott
    Phillips@mail.com
    Board Member
    Southeast Arizona Economic Development Group | Director
  8. Rick Mueller
    Phillips@mail.com
    Board Member
    City of Sierra Vista | Mayor
  9. Paul Melo
    Phillips@mail.com
    Board Member
    Melo Law Firm, PC | Owner & Lawyer