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MEDC Site Projects
This interactive link allows you look at MEDC projects by region and find out various information about each project such as private investment dollars, project highlights, and total jobs committeed. 

Business Development Region Map
This map provides the contact information of Business Development Managers by region. 


Make Your Travel Plans for MEDA's 2019 Annual Meeting

The links below will help you get to Marquette and make plans for your free time before, during, and after the conference.

Basic Conference Schedule

Tuesday, August 13th

  • 6:00 p.m. Early Arrivals Reception - This reception will be held in conjunction with an MEDC Fam Tour, so about 15 site consultants will join us!

Wednesday, August 14th

Thursday, August 15th

  • Morning and Afternoon - Education and Networking
  • Afternoon - Downtown Marquette Walking Tour
  • Evening - Awards Reception

Friday, August 16th

  • Morning - Education and Networking
  • Approx. 12:00 noon - Adjournment

Enjoy Yourself

Visit the Travel Marquette website for things to do, places to eat, places to shop, recreational activities, and much more!

Reserve Your Stay

Visit MEDA's Location and Hotel Reservations page to make your hotel reservation for the conference. Extended rates are available.

Driving to Marquette

  • From Detroit - Approx. 7 hours
  • From Grand Rapids - Approx. 6 hours
  • From Lansing - Approx. 6 hours
  • From Traverse City - Approx. 5 hours

Flying to Marquette

Delta is the primary airline servicing airports in the Upper Peninsula.

It is highly recommended that you reserve your flight as soon as possible as last-minute flights are not guaranteed.

Car rental information is available on the individual airport websites.

MEDA Board of Directors Blog

Best Practices in Economic Development from Experiences Leaders


Take NDC's Economic Development Finance Professional Series in Michigan 2019-2020

2019 NDC Marketing Piece WebsiteThe EDFP Certification Program is a rigorous, four-course training series that explores the skills essential for the successful practice of economic development – business credit and real estate finance analysis techniques, loan packaging procedures, negotiating and problem-solving skills and deal structuring techniques. Participants in the EDFP Certification Program build the capacity to translate development opportunities into results for their communities.

Topics covered in the EDFP Certification Program include the following:

  • Business credit
  • Real estate finance analysis
  • Loan packaging procedures
  • Negotiating and problem-solving skills
  • Deal structuring techniques

You will learn from the real world examples of NDC course instructors. In addition to lessons drawn from actual projects, you will learn through hands-on exercises. You will be presented with projects and will be challenged to complete them successfully.

Certification candidates must complete all four courses and pass the examination administered on the final day of each class. You may attend the courses at your own pace but may not enroll in any course until you have met all prerequisites.

Register for Courses

Use the links below to learn about the courses, their locations, prerequisites, cost, content, and to register.

Economic Development Finance (ED101) April 29 – May 3, 2019 

Business Credit Analysis (ED201) July 22 – 26, 2019

Real Estate Finance (ED202) October 21 – 25, 2019

The Art of Deal Structuring (ED300) January 27 – 31, 2020

Cost Per Course

MEDA Members: $1,275/Non-Members: $1,375


A majority of MEDA's programs held throughout the year qualify for the EDFP recertification program.

Completing one of the above courses will meet requirements for an entire recertification period.

Learn more about EDFP recertification.


Contact MEDA if you have any questions.

We may refer you the NDC Training Office if your questions about certification, recertification, or past courses taken.

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

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