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MEDA is Going UP North This Year for Their Annual Conference

Michigan Business Network
August 12, 2019 4:00 PM



MEDA's biggest education and networking event of the year is its Annual Meeting. This three-day conference includes educational sessions covering the most important economic development topics and issues of the time as well as several networking opportunities.

This conference will be held Tuesday, August 13 - Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Holiday Inn in Marquette, MI.

UPward and Onward

Michigan’s economy has been on a continual upward swing over the last decade. To follow the lead “We’re Going UP!” – literally – to historic and charming Marquette for our 2019 Annual Meeting. Not only is Marquette a great place to visit, but it has been a hub for economic growth, making it a great learning example for Michigan’s economic development community.

During that learning, attendees will find that Marquette and other economic facets of the Upper Peninsula are not unlike those in the lower half of the state. Companies are constantly seeking skilled talent, needing places to house workers for company expansions, needing a strong supply chain to move products, and good infrastructure to support the supply chain.

Join us in August, not only to be captivated by the beauty and have a great time, but to come together and learn ways to keep the entire state going UP!

Agenda, Activities, and Speakers



Meet the Speakers

Location, Hotel Reservations, and Travel Plans

Location and Hotel Reservations

Make Your Travel Plans

Thank You Sponsors

Thank You 2019 Sponsors

You Can Still Sponsor This Event

See our Sponsor MEDA page for the Annual Meeting sponsorship packages.

NOTE: We currently have no booth space left and are looking for solutions. The Breakfast/Coffee, Lunch, Awards Reception, Opening Reception, and Conference Bag packages are no longer available.

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 2019 Annual Meeting, the form must be submitted to MEDA by July 1st.

  • MEDA Medalist of the Year
  • Mike Conboy Professional Development Award
  • Robert Sieghart Award for Enthusiasm for the Economic Development Profession

To learn about the qualifications, access the nomination forms, and view past winners, click here.


*If you joined MEDA in the last year, you may still have a New Member Coupon worth $110 that you can apply toward this event. Email cjorae@medaweb.org to check!

Regular Registration (July 30 - August 6): MEDA Members $320/Non-Members $430

Optional Fee-Based Activities
Tours: $15/tour/person

Guest (spouse, children, etc.) Fees
Early Arrivals Reception: $35/person
Opening Reception: $50/person
Awards Reception: $50/person
Tours: $15/tour/person
***The Early Arrivals Reception, Opening Reception, and Awards Reception are included for registered attendees.

Certification Qualifications

This program 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 is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).


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