Phoenix’s Community and Economic Development Department (CEDD) recently was named Economic Development Organization of the Year-Large Community by the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) during its annual awards ceremony.

The award honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of economic growth in Arizona.

AAED recognized CEDD, known for long-term economic development leaders who are committed to making Phoenix a better city.

Specifically, two directors over the past year made significant contributions to the city’s economic growth: Paul Blue, who set the pace for a strong Phoenix economic recovery now serves as the mayor’s chief of staff, and John Chan, current CEDD director who captured AAED’s economic developer of the year in 2009.

For more information about the city’s Community and Economic Development Department, visit, call (602) 262-5040, or follow @PHXEconDev on Twitter.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.