Economic Development Resources for Legislators
The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA), founded in 1960, exists to advance economic development throughout Michigan, and increase the individual member’s effectiveness in the economic development profession. The association’s goal is to provide a variety of services and programs that will enhance ability and skills in economic development.
Part of MEDA's mission is to engage local and state elected officials by providing information that can help you connect and partner with local economic developers.
You Can Attend MEDA Events
MEDA welcomes all legislators to attend our events - excluding certification courses - for free. Additionally, staff members may attend MEDA events at the member discount price. If you are interested in attending an upcoming event, please Contact Us.
Get Local Economic Development Updates Every Week
The weekly MEDA Membership Newsletter includes economic development news, upcoming MEDA events, and updates to legislation that impacts economic development. If you and/or your staff members would like to be added to the mailing list, please Contact Us.
Economic Development Projects, Programs, and Reports
MEDC Site Projects
This interactive link allows you to look at economic development projects done in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Each project shows private investment dollars, project highlights, and total jobs committed. To learn more about the projects at the local level, use the "Find Economic Developers by District" links below.
Fact Sheets for Incentives and Programs
The MEDC also provides fact sheets on economic development programs and incentives. For reports on the use of these programs and incentives, which are funded by taxpayer dollars, see the Transparency section of their website.
Find Economic Developers By District
If you should have any questions about MEDA, its members, or economic development as a whole, please Contact Us.