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About the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA)

MEDA is dedicated to fostering sustainable economic growth and prosperity by uniting professionals in the field of economic development. Our mission is to empower our members with the knowledge, advocacy, resources, and collaborative opportunities needed to drive positive change in communities statewide.

Guided by principles of innovation, inclusivity, and ethical leadership, we strive to be the premier platform for economic development professionals. Through knowledge-sharing, networking, and advocacy, the MEDA actively contributes to the creation of vibrant, resilient, and equitable economies.

Our Commitment:

  1. Promoting Best Practices: Providing a dynamic space for professionals to exchange ideas, strategies, and best practices in economic development, ensuring continuous learning and improvement.
  2. Advocating for Policies: Serving as a vocal advocate for policies that promote sustainable economic development, inclusivity, and social responsibility at local and state levels.
  3. Fostering Collaboration: Facilitating meaningful connections and collaborations among members, partner organizations, and external stakeholders to address shared challenges and seize opportunities for growth.
  4. Professional Development: Offering comprehensive professional development programs, training, and resources to enhance the skills and expertise of our members.
  5. Diversity and Inclusion: Cultivating an inclusive environment that values and celebrates diversity, recognizing that varied perspectives drive innovation and contribute to the success of economic development initiatives.
  6. Leadership and Growth: Embracing an open and transparent dialogue that fosters integrity, accountability, and commitment to the membership and financial investors.

By upholding these principles, MEDA strives to be a catalyst for positive economic transformation, creating a lasting impact on communities and fostering a statewide network of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of economic development.

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