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2022 Annual Meeting

22 AM GraphicThis event will be held from Monday, August 22nd to Thursday, August 25, 2022, at The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel Detroit.

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 Detroit for education and networking with your partners in growing your community!

Agenda, Activities, and Speakers



Meet the Speakers

Location, Hotel Reservations, and Travel Plans

UPDATE: The group rate for the hotel will expire on Tuesday, August 9th at 5:00 p.m. The rate WILL NOT be extended based on availability.

Location and Hotel Reservations

Make Your Travel Plans

Thank You Sponsors

Annual Meeting Sponsor Spotlight

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 2022 Annual Meeting, the form must be submitted to MEDA by June 21st.

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

Registration Fees

Early Rates - MEDA Members $325*/Non-Members $435**
Regular Rates - MEDA Members $340*/Non-Members $450** (Starts on August 15th)
*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 $125 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
Bedrock Tour: $25
Neighborhood Tour: $25
Riverfront Bike Tour: $15

Guest (spouse, children, etc.) Fees
Early Arrivals Reception: $35
Opening Reception: $50
Awards Reception: $50
Bedrock Tour: $25
Neighborhood Tour: $25
Riverfront Bike Tour: $15

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.

This event has been 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 15th to receive a full refund. Cancellations between August 16th and 21st will have a $75 processing fee. There will be no refunds after the conference has started on August 22nd. 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.



Corporate Sponsors

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Website Sponsor


Contact Us

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

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