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Your Partner in Growing Your Community

2018 Annual Meeting

This yearly event will be held on Wednesday, August 22 - Friday, August 24, 2018, at the Bavarian Inn 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.

In order to develop the best conference, a volunteer committee of MEDA members meets regularly to plan the Annual Meeting. Click here to learn more about the Annual Meeting Committee.

Agenda, Speakers, Activities

Agenda is typically available mid-May.

Speaker bios are typically available early May.

Location and Hotel Reservations

Location and Accommodations are typically available early May.


See our Sponsor MEDA page for the Annual Meeting sponsorship package.

Thank You 2018 Sponsors


MEDA is proud to accept nominations for awards that honor hard-working economic developers. ward 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
  • 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: MEDA Members $300/Non-Members $410

Regular Registration (starts at midnight one week before program): MEDA Members $315/Non-Members $425

Certification Qualifications

MEDA will seek qualification 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.

MEDA will seek qualification for Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) recertification credits from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).


Registration is typically available mid-May.

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Corporate Sponsors

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Web Sponsors


Contact Us

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