Thursday, October 19, 2017

Busy October!

New Developments:
  • Gracie's Station is now Butterfield Station.  Next time you drive by take a look in that direction and you will see a new sign reflecting the name change!
This Month's Activities:

Networking, information and new opportunities have marked the days this month.

On October 5th we attended the Benson Economic Outlook luncheon at the Benson School. Benson economy is starting to improve. The Benson area is anticipating a boost to our economy in the near future stimulated mainly by the Villages at Vigneto.

As you may know, The Villages at Vigneto reinstatement of the Clean Water Act, Section 404 Permit is a very important step to the beginning of the project. If you have not sent in your letter of support, please do so before the deadline on November 4th, 2017. For further information on submitting a letter of support go our Website at

 A representative for SAEDG attended the CDFA Arizona Financing Roundtable regarding the best practices within the state's development finance industry. This event included topics such as Arizona Legislative Update & Market Watch, IDAs and the latest in Bond Financing across Arizona, Economic development at the border and Financing Mixed-use development - The Latest Trends. This information is helpful to our organization and helps us to better assist our community.

On October 17th Board Members attended the Community Leaders Luncheon at the San Pedro Golf Course in Benson. This is a great way to touch base with our local leaders and network with not only local businesses but Representatives from the State of Arizona. The San Pedro Golf Course is the location for SAEDG's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament & Wine Tasting, Saturday, October 28th, so this gave us an opportunity to encourage more golfers to participate in our event! If you haven't signed up yet don't miss out on the fun, sign up today!

Monday, September 18, 2017

September Blog
  Things are stirring!

This September has been and is busy month! On the 12th we had our SAEDG Luncheon. The topic was SunZia's project development for the 515 mile transmission line that will run through the states of New Mexico and Arizona. Lunch from Magaly's was provided by SunZia.  We had a very good turnout. A diverse group of 47 people were in attendance and actively involved in the conversation. Our next luncheon will be held on November 7th. More information on that meeting to follow.

SAEDG's board meeting will be on Tuesday, September 19th. Good things are stirring and there will be a lot of things to discuss regarding future endeavors.  On September 22nd SAEDG Members will be going on a tour to the Excelsior/Johnson mine. We are proud to have Excelsior as a member of SAEDG and are looking forward to the tour of the mine.  We will be heading out for another members tour at the mine sometime this coming spring, details to follow.

As always, we would love to have those that are not members join SAEDG as a member! Please contact us for further information on becoming a member of a group that is promoting the economic development of this area.

On October 5th SAEDG will be in attendance for the 20th Annual Benson Economic Outlook Luncheon that will be held at the Benson school. This meeting will be a review of the Benson economy over the past year and the economic outlook for the coming year.  The information will help us to develop the best ways we can assist our community in this coming year.

SAEDG's monthly Newsletter will be sent out at the end of this month, be on the lookout for it!

For more information contact: Carol Treuber Email: carolt@saedg, Phone: 520-686-9163 Address: Southeast Arizona Economic Development Group, 168 E. 4th St., Benson, AZ 85602.

Friday, August 18, 2017

                             Hot August news!
SAEDG is Cool

We have two upcoming events:  The SAEDG Members luncheon September 12th and SAEDG 2nd Annual Golf Tournament and Wine Tasting, October 28th. Please refer to our invitations, newsletter and Facebook page for information. These are opportunities to network and discuss the potential for new business in our area.

It is a promising time for Benson and it's surrounding areas, a time to exchange ideas and to take action. SAEDG is taking action by promoting the Benson area with our Asset Inventory project, Certified Sites work and with participation in many discussions about how to best promote what is available to new and existing businesses.  The SAEDG office is a place buzzing with inquiries from both potential and existing business.  Stop by and visit.

Join the action and become an SAEDG Member today. Members are helping to stimulate the local economy by supporting the efforts of SAEDG and participating in discussions that involve positive growth.

                                          See our Blog next month for the latest news...