The Leading Voice for Economic Developers in Michigan

2017 Annual Meeting

17 AM Cover GraphicThis yearly event will be held on Wednesday, August 16 - Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center in Holland, MI.

MEDA's biggest education and networking event of the year is its Annual Meeting. This three- to four-day (depending on the year) 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, Activites



Location and Hotel Reservations

Location and Accommodations - Cutoff dates for group rates are July 17th and July 31st.


Sponsor the 2017 Annual Meeting

Thank You Sponsors - View our current sponsors.


MEDA is proud to accept nominations for awards that honor hard-working economic developers. Nominations are due July 12th.

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 nomation forms, and view past winners, click here.

Registration Fees

Early Registration: MEDA Members $290/Non-Members $410

Regular Registration (starts two weeks before program): MEDA Members $305/Non-Members $425

Registration Deadline: August 9th

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 continuing education credits toward the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council (NDC). See this page for information on claiming 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).


Corporate Sponsors

dte-energy michigan-economic-development-corp

Web Sponsors


Contact Us

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