Michigan Economic Developers Association exists to advance economic development in Michigan by providing a range of services and programs to enhance economic development skills. By offering programs, education classes, public relations, and networking opportunities, MEDA makes it possible for economic development professionals statewide to be up to date/educated on the most successful economic development practices.
MEDA's 2013 Annual Meeting, "The New Face of Economic Development": August 21st - 23rd
MEDA's biggest education and networking event of the year is its Annual Meeting. This three-day conference includes educational sessions covering the most important economic development topics and issues of the time, exhibits, receptions and other networking opportunities.
This year, meet us in Grand Rapids at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel!
Click here to go to the Annual Meeting homepage and Register, View the Agenda, Reserve Your Hotel Stay and Much More!
Michigan Multipliers 2013
Click here to view the Michigan Multipliers 2013 document.
Get Tips and Insights from Experienced Economic Developers on MEDA's Board of Director's Blog
Click here to visit the Michigan Economic Developers Association Blog.
Register for Michigan's Economic Development Basic Course Today!
Join the growing number of economic developers who have completed their first step towards becoming a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD). The session are taught by experienced economic developers. Seating is limited, so click here for more information and to register!
MEDA Releases Whitepaper on Economic Development - Talent and Skill: Michigan's Driving Economic Development Issue
Following a membership-wide survey, and subsequent focus groups, MEDA identified expanding the availability of talented, skilled employees as the driving economic development issue in the state. Read about the findings as well as MEDA’s Recommendations as well as other issues affecting economic development that MEDA’s Advocacy Committee will continue to review and engage the legislature in the near future. Click here to read "Talent and Skill: Michigan's Driving Economic Development Issue.
MEDA Membership Service of the Month
June 2013 -- Advocacy on economic development is a part of MEDA’s Mission and Vision, and that point was made very clear when the temporary Taskforce was changed to the permanent Advocacy Committee. If legislation is proposed or enacted that hampers MEDA member’s ability to attract businesses to the state, MEDA informs its members and lets them know of committee hearings and encourages them to contact their legislators. Members are also notified of legislation effecting economic development on a weekly basis and a yearly Capitol Day conference is a platform for legislative knowledge growth. Be a part of MEDA as our advocacy strategy grows so that we can continue to be your “leading voice for economic developers in Michigan.” Currently the Committee discussing a survey and focus groups that address the way economic development incentives are structured.
State of Michigan Certified Business Park Web Site
Click here to go to the Certified Business Park Web Site Homepage. View the profiles of the business parks in Michigan that maintain the high standards of certification through the State of Michigan.