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AED Names Dale Dekker Advocate of the Year

Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc. announced Dale Dekker, AIA, AICP as the Advocate of the Year Award recipient for the third annual 505 Awards. Dekker is recognized for making exceptional contributions to economic growth and prosperity in the Albuquerque metro area, resulting in improvements to the region’s overall economic strength.

“Dale Dekker is a proven and trusted leader in the Albuquerque business community and a fierce advocate for economic development. AED—and the entire Albuquerque community—is grateful for his continued leadership and commitment to growing our area.” - Danielle Casey, AED President & CEO

Honorees were selected from nominations that took place in the summer. Nominations were open from any source, and to be considered, nominees were required to accept their nominations and provide follow-up documentation of their work.

“Growing jobs and opportunities for people to thrive in the Albuquerque Region and our state is what economic development is all about," said Dale Dekker. "I am most honored to receive the AED 505 recognition as the Economic Development Advocate of the Year." - Dale Dekker, AIA, AICP

Dekker, along with the remaining 505 Awards honorees, will be recognized at the inaugural celebration from 6–9pm on December 9 at Hotel Albuquerque.