MEDC members have access to the following opportunities:
Educational and Networking – the Spring Conference/Annual Meeting in June, Fall Conference in October and Winter Conference in February along with marketing, legislative and other committee meetings throughout the year offer professional development and peer interaction
Connectivity – strategic alliances with other statewide development organizations leverage resources, increase membership and expand MEDC‘s area of influence
Mentoring – industry veterans, known as the MEDC Counselors, are available for mentorship on issues facing economic developers
Marketing – trade shows, impact trips and other opportunities promote and market Missouri and its communities to business decision-makers
Recognition – Marketing Awards given at the Fall Conference recognize MEDC members for outstanding marketing and promotion efforts. The President’s Award, Professional Economic Developer of the Year Award and Volunteer of the Year Award are presented at the Spring Conference to recognize the substantial contributions made by individual economic developers. In addition, MEDC will also award a Business Retention and Expansion Award to an organization or individual for their exemplary efforts.
Communication – e-newsletters, general mailings, social media and a website keep members informed of the organization’s resources, activities and actions. The annual membership directory identifies interest and participation in industrial and economic development in Missouri.
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MEDC encourages members to reach out to potential new members and individuals new to the profession. Do you know someone that could benefit from a MEDC membership? – CLICK HERE to download a New Member Bonus (incentive) form.