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Your Partner in Growing Your Community

2018 Annual Meeting

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Join MEDA for an invigorating look at the possibilities with economic development’s latest trends in talent, technology, and preparing Michigan’s communities for tomorrow.

Join us Wednesday, August 22 - Friday, August 24, 2018, at the Bavarian Inn Lodge and Conference Center in Frankenmuth, MI.

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 as well as several networking opportunities.

Agenda, Activities, and Speakers

Agenda and Activities

Meet the Speakers

Location and Hotel Reservations

Learn About the Location and Reserve Your Hotel Stay

Thank You Sponsors

Thank You 2018 Sponsors

You can still sponsor! See our Sponsor MEDA page for the Annual Meeting sponsorship package.

Thank You Committee

The Annual Meeting Committee did a wonderful job at putting this conference together for you!


MEDA is proud to accept nominations for awards that honor hard-working economic developers. Award nominations can be submitted at any time, but to be considered for the 2018 Annual Meeting, the form must be submitted to MEDA by July 6th.

  • MEDA Medalist of the Year
  • Mike Conboy Professional Development Award
  • Robert Seighart Award for Enthusiasm for the Economic Development Profession

To learn about the qualifications, access the nomination forms, and view past winners, click here.


Early Registration (Now - August 7): MEDA Members $300/Non-Members $410

Regular Registration (August 8 - 15): MEDA Members $315/Non-Members $425

Optional Fee-Based Activities
Tours: $10/tour/person

Guest (spouse, children, etc.) Fees
Opening Reception: $50/person
New Member and Awards Reception: $50/person
Tours: $10/tour/person
***The Opening Reception and New Member and Awards Reception are included for registered attendees.

Certification Qualifications

This program qualifies for continuing education credits for Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council (NDC). Use the form on this page to claim your credit.

This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts toward recertification for Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).


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Contact Us

Michigan Economic
Developers Association
P.O. Box 15096
Lansing, MI 48901-5096
PH: 517-241-0011