2023 Annual Meeting "Inside and Out"
A solid foundation for a vibrant Michigan economy - inside and out!
This event will be held from Sunday, August 13th to Wednesday, August 16th, 2023, at The Northern Center at Northern Michigan University in lovely Marquette.
MEDA's biggest education and networking event of the year is its Annual Meeting. This conference includes educational sessions covering the most important economic development topics and issues of the time as well as several networking opportunities. Join us in Marquette for education and networking with your partners in growing your community!
Agenda, Activities, and Speakers
Sponsor the Conference
Audience Profile - MEDA members and other Annual Meeting attendees typically include professionals in the following areas:
Brownfield Redevelopment - Business Finance - Chambers of Commerce - Community Development - Consulting - Downtown Development - Environmental Consulting - Higher Education - Municipalities - Planning - Private and Public Economic Development Organizations - Real Estate Development - State Agencies - Utilities and Infrastructure - Workforce Development - Others interested in economic development
Thank You Sponsors
Location, Hotel Reservations, and Travel Plans
Thank You Committee
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 2023 Annual Meeting, the form must be submitted to MEDA by June 30th. 7/19/23 UPDATE: The award winners have been selected by the MEDA Board. Nominators and recipients will be invited to present and accept the awards. Nominators whose nominees were not selected will also be notified shortly.
- MEDA Medalist of the Year Nomination Form
- Emerging Star Award Nomination Form
- Mike Conboy Professional Development Award Nomination Form
- Robert Sieghart Award for Enthusiasm for the Economic Development Profession
To learn about the qualifications, access the nomination forms, and view past winners, visit our Awards Page.
Early Rates - MEDA Members $335*/Non-Members $445 **
Regular Rates - MEDA Members $350*/Non-Members $460 ** (Starts on August 7th)
Cleveland-Cliffs’ Tilden Mine Tour: $25/person - Limited to 35. THIS TOUR IS FULL!
PotlatchDeltic Lumber Mill Tour: $25/person - Limited to 25.
Brew Around Marquette Tour: $25/person - Limited to 30. THIS TOUR IS FULL!
Lake Superior Waterfront Biking Tour: $25/person - Limited to 10. THIS TOUR IS FULL!
Trivia Night: $35/person - You can register yourself and up to 4 teammates. Don't have a team? Don't worry! We'll pair you up onsite.
Guest (spouse, children, etc.) Fees
Early Arrivals Reception: $35 THIS RECEPTION IS FULL!
Opening Reception: $50
Awards Reception: $50
Cleveland-Cliffs’ Tilden Mine Tour: $25/person THIS TOUR IS FULL!
PotlatchDeltic Lumber Mill Tour: $25/person
Brew Around Marquette Tour: $25/person THIS TOUR IS FULL!
Lake Superior Waterfront Biking Tour: $25/person THIS TOUR IS FULL!
Trivia Night: $35/person
Free But Limited Activity:
The Small Business Difference Downtown Walking Tour: $0/person - Limited to 20. THIS TOUR IS FULL!
This event 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 has been recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).
If you have any questions, visit our Contact MEDA page.