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!