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The Fall Economic Development Toolbox

This yearly event will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel in Lansing, Michigan.

This event has sessions on a variety of components for economic development success: new tools and programs, updates to existing tools and programs, best practices, marketing, unique ideas, skill-building, and leadership.

Both state and local professionals join together to take a fresh look at the components comprehensively, from both an informational and implementation aspect. Breakout sessions are held throughout the program so that attendees can choose the programs that are the most important to their area of responsibility.

In order to develop the best conference, a volunteer committee of MEDA members meets regularly to plan The Fall Economic Development Toolbox and other MEDA membership programs. Click here to learn more about the Education Committee.

Thank You Sponsor

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You can join Localintel as a sponsor. See Membership Program Sponsorship on our Sponsor MEDA page.


The agenda is typically available in early October.


Early Registration: MEDA Members $110/Non-Members $180

If you joined in the last 12 months, you might still have an unused New Member Coupon! Ask This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Regular Registration (starts at midnight one week before the program): MEDA Members $125/Non-Members $195

Ask This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. how you can attend this program for free by joining MEDA!


There are a limited number of King rooms available for $135++/night. For a guarantee of that rate, reserve before October 25th. To reserve, call 877-322-5544 or visit www.crowneplaza.com/lansingwest and use code LOP.

Recertification Credits

This program has been approved for (1) continuing education credit for Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council (NDC). Use the form on this page to claim your credit.

MEDA will apply for recognition from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) so this event can be a professional development event that counts toward recertification for Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).


Registration is typically available in early October.

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

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