Michigan Economic Developers Association

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Obtaining Certification

CertifiedThe following steps have been provided to make certification easy for you. If you have any questions, or need assistance with the process, please contact Cassandra Jorae at 517-241-0011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Certification Fee

$275 per year
$150 additional processing fee for new certifications

Application Process

Step 1 - Submit the Application File Materials

  1. Application (includes list of Park Tenants)*
  2. Copy-able Site Plot Layout or Site Plan**
  3. Copy of Protective Covenants and/or Community Zoning Ordinance that apply (see: Definition and Covenant Requirements)***
  4. Payment of $425****

* Sending us the application in its electronic form as an Excel document (NOT a PDF) gives us the opportunity to save it for you. That way when it is time to recertify your park, we can simply send you the application back, and you can make any necessary changes rather than filling out a whole new application.
** The Site Plan must be either 8.5x11, 8.5x14 or 11x17 inches.
*** Failure to meet any of the requirements upon filing the application, or during the on-site inspection, will deem the park uncertified. The park owner/developer/manager will then have 90 days to bring the park up to these standards for another on-site inspection. After this 90 day period a new application must be filed.
**** Check payable to MEDA.

Step 2 - Review and Inspection (Inspector's Form)
MEDA reviews the application form for completeness of information and then assigns a certifying team to inspect the park. The certifying team will schedule a meeting with the park contact. Upon the meeting, the team and the park contact review the application and supporting documents when necessary to verify all information. The team personally inspects the park.

Step 3 - Approval
The certifying team will either recommend certification, deny certification, or recommend changes before certification can be granted. If the business park meets all qualifying criteria, it is certified. Any parks not achieving certification will be entitled to a 90-day grace period to work towards meeting the criteria. If the necessary improvements are not made in 90 days, a new application is needed when the business park meets the certification criteria.

Step 4 - Certification
A certificate, signed by the Governor of the State of Michigan, is sent to the park contact by MEDA after the park is certified. MEDA will contact the park owner to process certification benefits.

Maintaining Certification

The recertification process is very similar to the certification process. Once certified, parks must apply for recertification and be inspected every three years to maintain certification. MEDA will send correspondence as a reminder when it is time. The yearly fee of $275 will cover the recertification and inspection of your park once it has been certified.

Recertification Application Process

Step 1 - Submit the Application File Materials
The following items are needed for recertification. MEDA sends each park the materials from its last certification and parks are given the option of just noting changes to the last set or materials or submitting new materials.

  1. Application (includes list of Park Tenants)*
  2. Copy-able Site Plot Layout or Site Plan**
  3. Copy of Protective Covenants and/or Community Zoning Ordinance that apply (see: Definition and Covenant Requirements)***

* Sending us the application in its electronic form as an Excel document (NOT a PDF) gives us the opportunity to save it for you. That way when it is time to recertify your park, we can simply send you the application back, and you can make any necessary changes rather than filling out a whole new application.
** The Site Plan must be either 8.5x11, 8.5x14 or 11x17 inches.
*** Failure to meet any of the requirements upon filing the application, or during the on-site inspection, will deem the park uncertified. The park owner/developer/manager will then have 90 days to bring the park up to these standards for another on-site inspection. After this 90 day period a new application must be filed.

Step 2 - Review and Inspection
MEDA reviews the application form for completeness of information and then assigns a certifying team to inspect the park. The certifying team will schedule a meeting with the park contact. Upon the meeting, the team and the park contact review the application and supporting documents when necessary to verify all information. The team personally inspects the park.

Step 3 - Approval
The certifying team will either recommend certification, deny certification, or recommend changes before certification can be granted. If the business park meets all qualifying criteria, it is certified. Any parks not achieving certification will be entitled to a 90-day grace period to work towards meeting the criteria. If the necessary improvements are not made in 90 days, a new application is needed when the business park meets the certification criteria.

Step 4 - Recertification
A certificate, signed by the Governor of the State of Michigan, is sent to the park contact by MEDA after the park is recertified. MEDA will contact the park owner to process certification benefits.

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