MEDA has partnered with economic developers to grow their communities in Michigan for over 57 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 $200 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. Learn more about MEDA member privileges in our MEDA Member Service of the Month.
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 $280
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 $280
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 $35
(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.
*Please note that MEDA Membership is individual, not organizational. Benefits apply only to individuals who have applied for membership.