Friday, February 16, 2018


 💕February Fun

This month is flying by! 
Here are some things that are happening:  SAEDG Membership has grown and more events are being planned. We now have a membership partnership with the Chamber of Commerce to offer 10% off the first year to Members who join both the Chamber and SAEDG. The Western Heritage Cultural Center has attracted a lot of attention with the display of pictures and the Kiosk with a touch screen.  The Kiosk allows visitors to page through information on the history of Benson and Coshise county along with area attractions, hotels and restaurants.  Many partnerships to bring ideas that will improve Benson's image to life are coming together. The anticipation of  the Villages at Vigneto and other upcoming projects has stirred renewed energy to the city of Benson and Cochise County.  Get on the progress train and join us in this renewal by becoming a Member of SAEDG!

Thursday, January 18, 2018



January has gone by quickly..


SAEDG has started the year off running!  Our front office looks very different.  The Chamber of Commerce side of the front has been changed to include the message board in front so that all who walk in can see the events and information that have been posted. On the other side of the front is the new Western Heritage Cultural Center display complete with a touchscreen kiosk.  The kiosk is loaded with information about the five focal points of the Western Heritage Cultural Center, Mining, Agriculture, Transportation, Military & Indians and Interesting (local) people.  Also included is Filming in Arizona, Area Attractions and Restaurants. Stop by our office to take a look!  There are more changes coming to the front of our building soon...

With the Villages at Vigneto project getting closer to breaking ground SAEDG has been getting a lot of inquiries from those who are looking into bringing businesses to our area.  Exciting times!

SAEDG has cubicle office space for rent. We currently have openings for 2 spaces. This is a good way to help build your start up business with a "store front" without the cost of a store front. It is also a good way to cut costs when you are reorganizing your current business or if you are located out of Benson but do occasional business in Benson. All office space rentals include the use of the Conference Room and a Associate Level Membership to SAEDG. For more information contact Carol at carolt@saedg.org OR George at george@saedg.org.

SAEDG is working for Benson and Cochise County. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Getting ready for the New Year!

We have had a very busy month preparing for 2018.  Membership drive, changes to the office interior, discussions with possible new business owners, preparing for the January 9th luncheon and more. Here are some reminders and announcements for December/January...

Please consider Renewing your Membership or Becoming Member. See our Home Page (saedg.org) for Membership Levels and benefits or contact Carol at carolt@saedg.org.

Did you know that SAEDG has cubicle office space for rent?  We currently have openings for 3 spaces. This is a good way to help build your start up business with a "store front" without the cost of a store front. It is also a good way to cut costs when you are reorganizing your current business. For more information contact Carol at carolt@saedg.org OR George at george@saedg.org.

Important Date! - On December 11th there will be a City Council meeting at City Hall, 7:00 p.m., which includes a call to the public. Please come to the meeting to show your support for the Villages at Vigneto project. If you would like to speak in support please come to the meeting with your prepared statement. It will be very helpful to show our support in big numbers. For information on the benefits of the project please see the Home page at saedg.org and click on the benefits of this project link.

Southeast Arizona Economic Development Group:
SSensible advice for business development in our area
AAll of the up to the minute economic development news for Benson & SE Arizona
E Every opportunity to have your business involved in the community
DDoing what is best for Southeastern Arizona’s Economic Development
GGoing “all out” to assist our Members

Thank you for all of your help and support in 2017.  We wish you the BEST of Holidays!