Your Partner in Growing Your Community

2024 Annual Meeting

24 AM Save the DateThis event will be held from Monday, August 13th to Thursday, August 16th, 2024, at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire.

MEDA's biggest education and networking event of the year is its Annual Meeting. This conference includes educational sessions covering the most important economic development topics and issues of the time as well as several networking opportunities. Join us in Bellaire for education and networking with your partners in growing your community!

Agenda, Activities, and Speakers

Agenda - Typically available in late May.

Activities - Typically available in late May.

Meet the Speakers - Typically added as confirmed.

Submit a Session Idea

Click here for submission information with a form.

Sponsor the Conference

Packages and Benefits - Typically available in December.

Commitment Form - Typically available in December.

Audience Profile - MEDA members and other Annual Meeting attendees typically include professionals in the following areas:
Brownfield Redevelopment - Business Finance - Chambers of Commerce - Community Development - Consulting - Downtown Development - Environmental Consulting - Higher Education - Municipalities - Planning - Private and Public Economic Development Organizations - Real Estate Development - State Agencies - Utilities and Infrastructure - Workforce Development - Others interested in economic development

Thank You Sponsors

Sponsor Spotlight - Typically added as confirmed.

Location, Hotel Reservations, and Travel Plans

Location and Hotel Reservations - Typically available in January.

Make Your Travel Plans - Typically available in January.

Thank You Committee

Annual Meeting Committee


MEDA is proud to accept nominations for awards that honor hard-working economic developers. Award nominations can be submitted at any time, but to be considered for the 2024 Annual Meeting, the form must be submitted to MEDA by TBD.

To learn about the qualifications, access the nomination forms, and view past winners, visit our Awards Page.

Registration Fees

Early Rates - MEDA Members $TBD*/Non-Members $TBD **
Regular Rates - MEDA Members $TBD*/Non-Members $TBD ** (Starts on TBD)
*If you joined MEDA in the last year, you may still have a New Member Coupon that you can apply toward this event. Email Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check!
**If not a member of MEDA, you can get a coupon for $TBD if you join and pay for attendance before the conference. Email Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested. You can learn more about membership on our Join MEDA page.

Optional Fees
Typically includes tours, trivia night, etc. $TBD

Guest (spouse, children, etc.) Fees
Early Arrivals Reception: $TBD
Opening Reception: $TBD
Awards Reception: $TBD
Typically includes tours, trivia night, etc. $TBD

Certification Qualifications

This event qualifies for continuing education credits for Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council (NDC). Use the form on this page to claim your credit.

We will apply to have this event recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before August 6th to receive a full refund. Cancellations between August 7th and 12th will have a $75 processing fee. There will be no refunds after the conference has started on August 13th. Those who do not cancel and do not attend will be charged the full price of registration.


If you have any questions, visit our Contact MEDA page.


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Corporate Sponsors

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Contact Us

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