Membership Types and Fees
Active Member $325
Any person actively engaged in economic development as a primary (more than 50% of work time) responsibility or assignment within an organization, firm, corporation, or legal entity. Active members have all privileges of membership, including voting rights, and eligibility to serve as Board Members, and Committee and Task Force Chairs.
Associate Member $325
Any person who has an active interest in economic development. Associate members have all the privileges of membership except to serve as an Officer or Board Member of the Association.
Student Member $75
(Membership fees must be paid before membership is processed) Any person enrolled within a Michigan higher educational institution and not employed on a full-time basis by a firm, corporation, organization, or other legal entity. Student members have all the privileges of membership except voting, holding office as a Board Member, or participating as a Committee or Task Force Chair.
Retirement Member $65
Any person who is retired and not actively seeking work and has at least 5 years of membership history with MEDA. Retired members have all the privileges of membership except voting, holding office as a Board Member, or participating as a Committee or Task Force Chair. Retired members are encouraged to be available for mentoring opportunities and to serve on committees.
Important Notes About MEDA Membership
- Memberships operate on a 12-month cycle, i.e. If you join in March, your membership is due every March. We invoice via mail approximately six weeks before it is due and have various payment options.
- MEDA membership is individual and not organizational. Benefits apply only to individuals who have applied for membership.
- MEDA memberships are owned by the entity or person that pays for them. If a member leaves their position, the entity that pays for it can transfer it to another staff person. The member who left is welcome to apply for a new membership at their new company.