Michigan Economic Developers Association exists to advance economic development in Michigan by providing a range of services and programs to enhance economic development skills. By offering programs, education classes, public relations, and networking opportunities, MEDA makes it possible for economic development professionals statewide to be up to date/educated on the most successful economic development practices.
Register for the Inside the Economic Development Toolbox Program: May 30th
This yearly event looks at key economic development tools comprehensively from both an informational and implementation aspect. Several breakout sessions are held throughout the program so that attendees can choose the programs that are the most important to their area of responsibility. Both state and local professionals join together to take a fresh look at both current and new programs used by economic and community development professionals.
Click here to view the agenda and register for the program!
Michigan Multipliers 2013
Click here to view the Michigan Multipliers 2013 document.
Get Tips and Insights from Experienced Economic Developers on MEDA's New Blog
Click here to visit the Michigan Economic Developers Association Blog.
Register for Michigan's Economic Development Basic Course Today!
There are many months left until the Economic Development Basic Course in September, but you can register and hold your spot now! Join the growing number of economic developers who have completed their first step towards becoming a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD). The session are taught by experienced economic developers. Seating is limited, so click here for more information and to register!
MEDA Releases Whitepaper on Economic Development - Talent and Skill: Michigan's Driving Economic Development Issue
Following a membership-wide survey, and subsequent focus groups, MEDA identified expanding the availability of talented, skilled employees as the driving economic development issue in the state. Read about the findings as well as MEDA’s Recommendations as well as other issues affecting economic development that MEDA’s Advocacy Committee will continue to review and engage the legislature in the near future. Click here to read "Talent and Skill: Michigan's Driving Economic Development Issue.
MEDA Membership Service of the Month
May 2013 -- Advocacy on economic development is a part of MEDA’s Mission and Vision, and that point was made very clear when the temporary Taskforce was changed to the permanent Advocacy Committee. If legislation is proposed or enacted that hampers MEDA member’s ability to attract businesses to the state, MEDA informs its members and lets them know of committee hearings and encourages them to contact their legislators. Members are also notified of legislation effecting economic development on a weekly basis and a yearly Capitol Day conference is a platform for legislative knowledge growth. Be a part of MEDA as our advocacy strategy grows so that we can continue to be your “leading voice for economic developers in Michigan.” Currently the Committee discussing a survey and focus groups that address the way economic development incentives are structured.
MEDA's biggest education and networking event of the year is its Annual Meeting. This three-day conference includes educational sessions covering the most important economic development topics and issues of the time, a golf outing, exhibits, receptions and other networking opportunities.
This year, meet us in Grand Rapids at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel!
More information to follow. Registration to be available at the end of May.
State of Michigan Certified Business Park Web Site
Click here to go to the Certified Business Park Web Site Homepage. View the profiles of the business parks in Michigan that maintain the high standards of certification through the State of Michigan.