Monday, September 24, 2018

😃September! We have had a great time. Our Networking Luncheon exceeded 56 people, we have a meeting set up to further pursue the Quiet Zone, Membership has increased and we introduced a new tenant, the Western Heritage Cultural Center. What more do we need to say? There are quite a few things "brewing" so October will bring more exciting news, stay tuned!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hot August News...

Thank You for your interest in Southeast Arizona's Economic Development.

Around the corner...SAEDG Networking Luncheon. Our popular Networking Luncheon will feature speakers Ed Gilligan, County Administrator,Vicki Vivian, Benson City Manager and more. Tuesday, September 11th, 11:30. You must be a Member or invited by a Member.

Networking luncheons are one good reason to become a Member today! Contact Carol at for more information on becoming a Member.

Golf Tournament! The SAEDG Annual Golf Tour will be held on October 27th. We are looking for Sponsors and Participants. Contact Kirsten at kseventservices@gmail for more information.

We are now featuring the Western Heritage Cultural Center display in the front of our offices. Check it out!

Monday, July 23, 2018

💦June/July Blog 

June through August are typically slow months in this area while people are vacationing and resting up for the winter visitors season.  We have been working hard on the Quiet Zone project and assisting our Members with their business projects. Benson is seeing some new businesses start up and SAEDG is doing everything possible to assist anyone who comes to us. September will bring a lot of new beginnings and we are excited to see the growth and improvement of the quality of life in Benson as well as Douglas, Willcox, Bowie, Huachuca City, Sierra Vista and more!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May - Moving in to Summer...

A lot of meetings this month while everyone is wrapping it up for vacation time.  Arizona G&T , SEAGO and SAEDG all had events this month which provided a wealth of information regarding the Economic Development of Southern Arizona.  We also had a very informative and fun Tour of Excelsior for our members. There are many improvements that are going to start very soon with Excelsior and other businesses in our area which will be a boost to the economy with more business and jobs for the area...more information to come!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

April Update

Let's talk about SAEDG's very popular Networking Luncheon...

Our next Networking Luncheon is May 15th. To get an invitation to this event you will need to be a Member or the guest of a Member. There are a few open seats after our Members have signed up that we fill, by request, with those who are not members. Members who sign up for the luncheons are guaranteed a seat at any/all luncheons. These luncheons provide a wealth of information regarding upcoming and current developments that are advantageous to the economic health of Southeast Arizona. The luncheons are attended by business owners, those in the field of economic development, developers, state and local government officials, chamber of commerce, and more. The luncheons include a catered lunch, speakers, raffle for door prize and a time before lunch set aside for networking.

To become a Member please go to our home page of this website ( and select the Level of membership you would like and click the Become A Member button for payment. Click the new More Information link below the Membership button to get an overview of the Membership benefits.

Other news: Villages at Vigneto is still a go. Gracie's Station is now called Butterfield Station and it has a new look! Don't forget to sign your favorite candidates petitions for City Council. SAEDG has office space for rent, contact us for more information.

A special Thank You to our Members for your support.

Until next month...

Friday, March 16, 2018

March is Movin' ahead....

Our window has been painted! It looks great and includes both Southeast Arizona Economic Development Group and the Western Heritage Cultural Center.

Improvements are continuing...Membership is growing. Our Networking luncheon went great. Our window has been painted. Western Heritage has now included another video on the Kiosk. The Chamber has a new inside sign. Come in and take a look!

As Benson continues into a new time we have many visitors interested in moving to the area. SAEDG provides consulting for Members which includes information on the availability of commercial real estate, things that are needed by the city of Benson and any other economic development information needed by businesses interested in locating to Benson or other towns in Southeast Arizona. Become a Member or rent one of our spacious cubicles which includes an Associate Level Membership, use of the conference room, luncheons, newsletters, special tours and more!

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 OR George at

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