MEDA has partnered with economic developers to grow their communities in Michigan for over 58 years. Being a member of MEDA, you will benefit from:
- Education – MEDA programs are consistently high quality and designed to meet the needs of our members.
- Networking – An unmatched peer group comprised of some of the finest economic development practitioners in the nation.
- Economics – You save over $250 annually by attending MEDA programs at the member rate.
Activities, Programs, and Services
MEDA members are provided programs and services that enhance the economic development education, networking, and advocacy activities that are essential to their careers.
MEDA membership consists of professionals from the following areas of economic development throughout the entire State of Michigan:
- Brownfield Redevelopment
- Business Finance
- Chambers of Commerce
- Community Development
- Downtown Development
- Environmental Consulting
- Higher Education
- Private and Public Economic Development Organizations
- Real Estate Development
- State Agencies
- Utilities and infrastructure
- Workforce Development
- Others interested in economic development
Membership Types and Fees
Active Member $305
Any person actively engaged in economic development as a primary (more than 50% of work time) responsibility or assignment within an organization, firm, corporation, or legal entity. Active members have all privileges of membership, including voting rights, eligibility to serve as Board, Committee and Task Force Members.
Associate Member $305
Any person who has an active interest in economic development. Associate members have all the privileges of membership except to serve as an Officer or Board Member of the Association.
Student Member $55
(Membership fees must be paid before membership is processed) Any person enrolled within a Michigan higher educational institution and not employed on a full-time basis by a firm, corporation, organization, or other legal entity. Student members have all the privileges of membership except voting, holding office as a Board Member, or participating as a Committee or Task Force Chairman.
Important Notes About MEDA Membership
- Memberships operate on a 12-month cycle, i.e. If you join in March, your membership is due every March. We invoice via mail approximately six weeks before it is due and have various payment options.
- MEDA membership is individual and not organizational. Benefits apply only to individuals who have applied for membership.
- MEDA memberships are owned by the entity or person that pays for them. If a member leaves their position, the entity that pays for it can transfer it to another staff person. The member that left is welcome to apply for a new membership at their new company.