Michigan Economic Developers Association

The Leading Voice for Economic Developers in Michigan

Sponsor MEDA

Sponsoring MEDA will provide maximum exposure to the local economic development community for your organization and its services, thereby creating new customers and building new relationships that will enhance your business growth. Each sponsor will receive social media promotion as an added benefit!

If you do business with any of the following, please consider MEDA Sponsorship:

Bankers - Chamber of Commerce Staff - City and Community Planners - City Managers - City, County and Township Officials - Economic Development Consultants - Environmental Specialists and Consultants - Local and Regional Economic Developers - Municipal Officials - State Agency Staff - University Staff involved in Economic Development - Utility Company Staff - Workforce Development Professionals - Others Interested in Economic Development

How to Sponsor

If you and your company have decided that you would like to sponsor, please call MEDA at 517-241-0011 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank You Sponsors

Thank You 2016 Sponsors

Thank You 2015 Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Annual Meeting: $600 - $3,000

Enjoy the opportunity to meet, greet and new generate business by sponsoring our Annual Meeting. Our premier event brings our membership to a location for 3 days to learn, brainstorm and network with others. A variety of economic development topics are covered and nationally recognized experts are featured to give participants the latest information.

5 levels of sponsorship are available to best suit your needs:

Gold Level ($3,000)

  • 1 Complimentary Registration
  • 1 Complimentary Membership in MEDA
  • Opportunity to Address Participants
  • Exhibit Table at Event
  • Listed in All Printed Materials
  • Listed in Promotional Emails and Mailings
  • Listed on Event Sponsorship Sign at All Events
  • Mailing List of Participants
  • Acknowledgement on MEDA Website

Silver Plus ($2,000)

  • 1 Complimentary Registration
  • Exhibit Table at Event (AND Electronic Mailing List of Attendees)
  • Listed in All Printed Materials
  • Listed in Promotional Emails and Mailings
  • Listed on Event Sponsorship Sign at All Events
  • Acknowledgement on MEDA Website

Silver Level ($1,500)

  • 1 Complimentary Registration
  • Exhibit Table at Event (OR Electronic Mailing List of Attendees)
  • Listed in All Printed Materials
  • Listed in Promotional Emails and Mailings
  • Listed on Event Sponsorship Sign at All Events
  • Acknowledgement on MEDA Website

Tour ($750)

  • Opportunity to Address Tour Audience
  • Listed in All Printed Materials
  • Listed in Promotional Emails and Mailings
  • Listed on Event Sponsorship Sign at All Events
  • Acknowledgement on MEDA Website

Friends of MEDA ($600)

  • Listed in All Printed Materials
  • Listed in Promotional Emails and Mailings
  • Listed on Event Sponsorship Sign at All Events
  • Acknowledgement on MEDA Website

Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate sponsorships are available at 3 levels. Each level provides billing simplification, complimentary registration to events, multiple MEDA memberships, opportunities for addressing audiences, year-round print and electronic marketing and much more!

LEVEL 1 - Elite
Option 1: $12,000 - Course discounts and benefits only for 5 members.
Option 2: $12,500 - Course discounts can be used for any staff (up to 5 staff can attend for free whether a MEDA member or not); other membership benefits go only to 5 chosen members.

  • 5 Individual Memberships
  • 5 Complimentary Registrations to All Educational Programs
  • 2 Economic Development Basic Course Scholarships
  • Listing on website with link to sponsor’s website
  • Signage at all events as corporate sponsor
  • Listing on all event handouts and handout webpage for all events
  • Listing on all MEDA Newsletters
  • Listing on Job Postings
  • Listing on Membership Electronic Information Request
  • Sponsorship of Annual Meeting: Opportunity to Address Participants, Exhibit Table at Event, Listed in All Printed Materials, Listed in Promotional Emails and Mailings, Listed on Event Sponsorship Sign at All Events, Mailing List of Participants, Acknowledgement as an Annual Meeting Sponsor on MEDA Website

LEVEL 2 - Preferred
Option 1: $8,000 - Course discounts and benefits only for 4 members.
Option 2: $8,500 - Course discounts can be used for any staff (up to 4 staff can attend at MEDA member rate whether a MEDA member or not); other membership benefits go only to 4 chosen members.

  • 4 Individual Memberships
  • Listing on website with link to sponsor’s website
  • Signage at all events as corporate sponsor
  • Listing on all event handouts and handout webpage for all events
  • Listing on all MEDA Newsletters
  • Listing on Job Postings
  • Listing on Membership Electronic Information Request
  • Sponsorship of Annual Meeting: 1 Complimentary Registration, Exhibit Table at Event, Listed in All Printed Materials, Listed in Promotional Emails and Mailings, Listed on Event Sponsorship Sign at All Events, Mailing List of Participants, Acknowledgement as an Annual Meeting Sponsor on MEDA Website

LEVEL 3 - Select
Option 1: $6,000 - Course discounts and benefits only for 3 members.
Option 2: $6,500 - Course discounts can be used for any staff (up to 3 staff can attend at MEDA member rate whether a MEDA member or not); other membership benefits go only to 3 chosen members.

  • 3 Individual Memberships
  • Listing on website with link to sponsor’s website
  • Signage at all events as corporate sponsor
  • Listing on all event handouts and handout webpage for all events
  • Sponsorship of Annual Meeting: 1 Complimentary Registration, Exhibit Table at Event, Listed in All Printed Materials, Listed in Emails and Promotional Mailings, Listed on Event Sponsorship Sign at All Events, Acknowledgement as an Annual Meeting Sponsor on MEDA Website

Economic Development Basic Course Scholarships: $625

Give back to the local economic development community by providing scholarship(s) that would be available to economic development professionals whose organizations have limited financial resources. This week-long course is a comprehensive educational opportunity with focus on the critical areas of economic development. MEDA has partnered with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and Western Michigan University to offer this Course. This Course is the first requirement in the process towards receiving your Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Press Release to Display Your Generosity Toward this Cause
  • Listed in All Printed Materials
  • Listed in Promotional Emails and Mailings
  • Listed on Event Sponsorship Sign at All Event
  • Mailing List of Participant
  • Acknowledgement on MEDA Website

MEDA Website/CBP Website/CBP Newsletter Electronic Sponsorship: $500

Sponsoring MEDA's website gives maximum exposure for your company to individuals who work and operate in the economic development profession. Also make your logo visible on the Certified Business Parks CBP Website and in the quarterly newsletter, which is emailed to 2,500 national and international site consultants and thousands of others involved in economic development.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Your logo will be featured on all pages of the MEDA website and will link to your website
  • Your logo will be featured on all pages of the CBP website and will link to your website
  • Your company/organization name will be listed on the CBP newsletter and will link to your website

Emerging Leaders Network: $500

Your support will go towards expenses related to education, networking and mentoring events that help build Michigan’s future economic development leaders.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Opportunity to address audience at Emerging Leaders Network educational events
  • Listed in All Emerging Leaders Network Printed Materials
  • Listed in Promotional Emails and Mailings
  • Listed on All Emerging Leaders Network Webpages
  • Listed on Event Sponsorship Sign at All Emerging Leaders Events

Membership Programs: $500 - $1,500 (co-sponsorship—exclusive)

These daylong sessions focus on specific topics that develop the economic professional’s skills and knowledge base on strategies to provide economic and job growth to their community.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Exhibit Table at Event
  • Listed in Printed Materials
  • Listed in Promotional Emails and Mailings
  • Listed on Event Sponsorship Sign at Event
  • Mailing List of Participants
  • Acknowledgement on MEDA Website
  • Acknowledgement at the Event

Networking and Knowledge Exchange Events: estimate of $750 - $1,250, depending on cost of event food, space rental and beverage

Recognizing the need for increased networking opportunities, MEDA’s Membership Committee developed Regional Networking and Knowledge Exchange events. Each event has plenty of time for networking as well as an educational component so attendees receive the added value of information and resources to help do their job more efficiently and effectively. There will be an average of two events per year and sponsorship of the events is separate.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Opportunity to Address Participants
  • Listed in Printed Materials
  • Listed in Promotional Mailings
  • Listed on Event Sponsorship Sign at Event
  • Mailing List of Participants
  • Acknowledgement on MEDA Website

MEDA is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit.

Corporate Sponsors

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Web Sponsors

Redfin

Contact Us

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