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The Fall Economic Development Toolbox

This yearly event will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Crowne Plaza Lansing West, Lansing.

This event has sessions on a variety of components for economic development success: new tools and programs, updates to existing tools and programs, best practices, marketing, unique ideas, skill-building, and leadership.

Both state and local professionals join together to take a fresh look at the components comprehensively, from both an informational and implementation aspect.

In order to develop the best conference, a volunteer committee of MEDA members meets regularly to plan The Fall Economic Development Toolbox and other MEDA membership programs. Click here to learn more about the Education Committee.

Thanking Our Sponsors

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Typically available late September.


Early Rates - MEDA Members $115*/Non-Members $185**
Regular Rates - MEDA Members $130*/Non-Members $200** (Start 1 week before the conference.)
*If you joined MEDA in the last year, you may still have a New Member Coupon that you can apply toward this event. Email Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check!
**If not a member of MEDA, you can get a $115 coupon if you join and pay for attendance before the conference. Email Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested. You can learn more about membership on our Join MEDA page

Recertification Credits

This program has been approved for (1) continuing education credit for Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council (NDC). Use the form on this page to claim your credit.

We will apply to have this program approved for recertification recognition from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) so this event can be recognized as a professional development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).


Typically available late September.

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

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