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Regional, State and Provincial Economic Development Association Partners

Regional Associations

Mid-America Economic Development Council
17 South High Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (866) 439-9172
Fax: (614) 221-1989
Web site: www.maedc.net

MAEDC members are dedicated economic development professionals who share best practices to make you more valuable to your organization. MAEDC is the best resource for making contact with site selectors, advancing regional economic development programs and accessing thought leadership.

National Rural Economic Development Association
1255 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: (515) 284-1421
Fax: (515) 334-1167
Web site: www.nreda.org

The National Rural Economic Developers Association is a member organization dedicated to the advancement of rural economic development through providing education and networking opportunities.

Northeastern Economic Developers Association
1000 Boston Neck Road
Wickford, RI 02852-7109
Phone: (401) 295-9215
Fax: (401) 295-8821
Web site: www.nedaonline.org

Northeastern Economic Developers Association’s (NEDA) mission is to advance the practice of economic development professionals to improve the economic prosperity of communities in the northeast.

Southern Economic Development Council
P.O. Box 18369
2580 Porchside Place, SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone: (404) 523-3030
Fax: (404) 523-0406
Web site: www.sedc.org

The Southern Economic Development Council is organized for the purpose of advancing, through educational and professional efforts, the economic development of the following states -- Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.


State Associations

Economic Development Association of Alabama
210 Medical Center Drive
Prattville, AL 36066
Phone: (334) 358-7401
Fax: (334) 358-7402
Web site: www.edaa.org

Economic Development Association of Alabama’s (EDAA) Mission: To educate, network, and positively impact economic development in Alabama. EDAA's Vision: To provide the leadership to help Alabama be the premier state for economic development. Since 1968, EDAA has taken a leadership role in providing economic and community developers with the proper tools, training and expertise for successful development programs.

Arizona Association for Economic Development
3033 North Central Avenue, Suite 615
Phoenix, AZ 85105
Phone: (602) 240-2233
Fax: (602) 240-2391
Web site: www.aaed.com

The Arizona Association for Economic Development represents the collective views, interests, and needs of those involved in Arizona's economic growth, and acts to improve business, employment, investment opportunities, and the quality of life in the state.

Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives
1200 W. Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 210-4206
Fax: (501) 372-2722
Web site: www.aedce.org

Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives (AEDCE) is the state’s premier association representing professional and volunteer economic developers and chamber executives in Arkansas. AEDCE’s objective is to advance, through educational and professional efforts, the business climate and quality of life in Arkansas by the development of employment opportunities through economic growth and community development. This is accomplished through education, advocacy and our connected network of association members.

California Association for Local Economic Development
550 Bercut Drive, Suite G
Sacramento, CA 95814-0105
Phone: (916) 448-8252
Fax: (916) 448-3811
Web site: www.caled.org

The California Association for Local Economic Development is a state-wide association dedicated to serving professionals involved in the business of economic development. As a public/private partnership, CALED members represent a diversity of skills, disciplines, and professional occupations involved in the economic development process.

Economic Development Council of Colorado
PO Box 816
Palisade, CO 81526
Phone: (720) 260-4478
Web site: www.edcconline.org

The Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) is a professional organization dedicated to strengthening Colorado’s economy. By unifying organizations involved in economic development and the private sector in a balanced partnership, EDCC provides statewide opportunities and benefits unique to the industry. Our members gain more than just access to our diverse network. EDCC plays a vital role in Colorado by fostering an open forum for the exchange of ideas, insight, and strategies. We bring together experience from across the state, and provide the valuable resources you need to succeed. .

Connecticut Economic Development Association
Connecticut Economic Resource Center
805 Brook Street, Building 4
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone: (860) 571-7136
Fax: (860) 571-7150
Web site: www.cedas.org

CEDAS, the Connecticut Economic Development Association, is a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing the practice of economic development within the state of Connecticut. The Association encourages communication among its members by providing a forum for discussion and information exchange. CEDAS sponsors or co-sponsors educational programs, workshops and seminars on best practices, new legislation, downtown development, and issues pertaining to the state’s economy.

Florida Economic Development Council
3551 Blairstone Rd., Ste. 105-138
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 212-1056 or (850) 228-6211 
Web site: www.fedconline.org

The Florida Economic Development Council is a membership-based not-for-profit (501c6) corporation that relies on support from its members and investors to educate and inform business and government leaders about key economic development issues and initiatives.  We are Florida’s primary resource for economic development related policy development, education, and networking. 

Georgia Economic Developers Association
75 5th Street
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 962-4110
Web site: www.geda.org

The Georgia Economic Developers Association's mission statement is to provide a forum for economic developers; provide for the professional development of economic development practitioners; provide a voice for economic development policy; and provide a state-wide framework linking organizations - public and private - with shared interests in economic development.

Idaho Economic Development Association
1255 W Hwy 39
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone: (208) 684-4397
Web site: www.ieda.biz

The Idaho Economic Development Association (IEDA) is a trade association of economic development professionals and affiliated entities whose purpose it is to enhance and elevate the practice of economic development and to promote sustainable business growth for Idaho’s economic vitality and increased standard of living.

Illinois Development Council
225 East Cook Street
Springfield, Il 62704
Phone: (217) 528-5230
Fax: (217) 241-4683
Web site: www.ildevelopmentcouncil.org

The Illinois Development Council (IDC) is a voluntary group of economic development professionals affiliated as a not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of furthering the development of the economic base of Illinois.

Indiana Economic Development Association
125 West Market Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 454-7013
Fax: (317) 634-5964
Web site: www.ieda.org

The Indiana Economic Development Association is dedicated to promoting and improving the quality of industrial and economic development throughout the State of Indiana.

Professional Developers of Iowa
1255 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: (515) 243-4585
Fax: (515) 243-2049
Web site: www.pdiowa.com

The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) is a voluntary group of professional economic development personnel affiliated for the purpose of furthering the development of the economic base of the State of Iowa.

Kansas Economic Development Alliance
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66612-1354
Phone: (785) 296-4225
Fax: (785) 296-3490
Web site: www.kansaseda.com

The Kansas Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) was created by a group of economic development professionals in 1981 to assist in maintaining a healthy economy for the state of Kansas, improve the quality of the practice of economic development, and encourage legislative action that will enhance the attractiveness and competitive position of the state of Kansas.

Kentucky Association of Economic Development
2225 Lawrenceburg Road
Building B, Suite 4
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 227-9653
Fax: (502) 227-2611
Web site: www.kaedonline.org

The Kentucky Industrial Development Council is a nonprofit membership association founded in 1967 to develop and maintain high standards in the field through professional development programs, the exchange of ideas and information, and the advancement of skills and knowledge of those engaged in the profession. In addition to encouraging the professional growth of its members, KIDC is dedicated to educating state and community leaders in the techniques and principles of economic, industrial, and community development.

Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association
P.O. Box 82531
Baton Rouge, LA 70884
Phone: (225) 448-5404
Fax: (225) 767-7648
Web site: www.lidea.org

The Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA) is a non-profit Louisiana corporation chartered in 1964 to create new job opportunities by encouraging companies to locate in Louisiana, and to assist resident industries to expand.

Economic Development Council of Maine
P.O. Box 287
Augusta, ME 04332-0287
Phone: (207) 582-5147
Web site: www.edcm.org

The Economic Development Council of Maine contains information about communities in Maine, industrial parks and sites, as well as maps to local regions.

Maryland Economic Development Association
P.O. Box 955
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: (410) 575-6027
Fax: (410) 273-9026
Web site: www.medamd.com

The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) enhances the knowledge and skills of its members and encourages partnerships and networking among those committed to bringing jobs and investment to Maryland.

Massachusetts Economic Development Council
c/o GRA
115 Pleasant Street, Room 201
Gardner, MA 01440
Phone: (978) 630-4014
Fax: (978) 632-1905
Web site: www.massedc.org

The Massachusetts Economic Development Council (MEDC) is the professional association of economic development practitioners serving the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Members are those individuals who are engaged in industrial, economic, or community development organizations, as well as executives of Chambers of Commerce, utility officials, and staff members of private, public, or quasi-public industrial/economic development corporations.

Michigan Economic Developers Association
P.O. Box 15096
Lansing, MI 48901-5096
Phone: (517) 241-0011
Fax: (517) 241-0089
Web site: www.medaweb.org

The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA), founded in 1960, exists to provide a variety of services and programs which will enhance members' abilities and skills in economic development. Through education, legislative updates, public relations, and networking, MEDA makes it possible for members to do their job more efficiently and effectively.

Economic Development Association of Minnesota
1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252
Saint Paul, MN 55114-1067
Phone: (651) 290-6296
Fax: (651) 290-2266
Web site: www.edam.org

Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) is professional association of individuals and organizations throughout the state of Minnesota who share this mission. We pursue our mission by providing development professionals a forum for exchanging information and staying abreast of current economic development strategies and practices and by providing economic developers with valuable networking and educational opportunities. EDAM members are leading economic developers in the state of Minnesota. EDAM consults with the state on public policy issues related to economic development, and helps continually define and improve the profession.

Mississippi Economic Development Council
P.O. Box 3721
Jackson, MS 39207
Voice: (601) 352-1909
Fax: (601) 352-2061
Web site: www.medc.ms

The Mississippi Economic Development Council serves as the voice for Mississippi's economic/community development and chamber of commerce professionals and their constituencies. Through collaboration with other local, state and national entities, MEDC establishes and advocates Mississippi's economic and community development agenda.

Missouri Economic Development Council
P.O. Box 105918
Jefferson City, MO 65110
Phone: (573) 636-7383
Fax: (573) 636-5783
Web site: www.showme.org

The Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC) is dedicated to enhancing economic growth through its own program initiatives and in collaboration with other economic development entities. Whether working independently or in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Hawthorn Foundation, or other groups, MEDC is proud of its reputation to get the job done effectively and professionally. MEDC is assisted by a professional staff in carrying out its mission.

Montana Economic Developers Association
118 E. 7th Street, Suite 2A
Anaconda, MT 59711
Phone: (406) 563-5259
Fax: (406) 563-5476
Web site: www.medamembers.org

The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) is an association of economic development professionals. We are professional “lead” economic developers, business specialists, government employees, and staff members of affiliated non-profit organizations which promote and foster economic development activities in Montana.

Nebraska Economic Developers Association
318 East 19th Street
Cozad, NE 68130
Phone: (308) 784-3809
Web site: www.neda1.org

The Nebraska Economic Developers Association (NEDA) is an association of professional economic developers dedicated to the prosperous growth of Nebraska's business climate. NEDA's purpose is to foster economic development in Nebraska, encourage the advancement of the expertise of its members, foster cooperation among economic development professionals, and to afford professional economic developers a vehicle for assembly and collective expression.

New Hampshire Economic Development Association
c/o NH Local Government Center
PO Box 617
Concord, NH 03302-0617
Phone: (603) 224-7447
Web site: www.nhedaonline.org

Our mission is to promote sound economic development activities, foster the sharing of economic development best practices, provide innovative economic development training and networking, and to encourage a united approach to state and regional problems affecting business growth.

Economic Development Association of New Jersey
18000 Horizon Way, Suite 200
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: (609) 781-6051
Web site: www.edanj.com

The Economic Development Association of New Jersey was formed in 1953 to promote a sound economy in the State of New Jersey, and to provide an exchange of professional and technical information with respect to economic development.

New Mexico Industrial Development Executives Association
2844 East Main Street, Suite 106
Farmington, NM 87401
Phone: (505) 243-9913
Fax: (505) 486-4745
Web site: www.nmidea.org

The New Mexico Industrial Development Executives Association is an association of professional industrial and economic development personnel and others interested in the development process in New Mexico.

New York State Economic Development Council
111 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 426-4058
Fax: (518) 426-4059
Web site: www.nysedc.org

The New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) has been serving the state's development professionals for over 30 years. It has become the principal statewide organization representing 500 local, regional, and statewide development professionals. Its membership is broad-based and includes representatives of Industrial Development Agencies, local development corporations, utilities, public authorities, bond underwriters, chambers of commerce, banking institutions, law firms and corporations. The purpose of NYSEDC is to promote the economic development of the state and its communities; to encourage sound practices in the conduct of regional and statewide development programs; and to develop educational programs that enhance the professional development skills of NYSEDC members.

North Carolina Economic Developer’s Association
1201 Edwards Mill Road, First Floor
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (888) 246-2332
Fax: (919) 882-1902
Web site: www.nceda.org

The North Carolina Economic Developers Association (NCEDA) is comprised of people engaged or supportive of efforts to improve the quality of life for North Carolinians through the enrichment afforded by economic development.

Economic Development Association North Dakota
PO Box 2639
Bismarck, ND 58502
Phone: (701) 222-0929
Fax: (701) 222-1611
Web site: www.ednd.org

It is the mission of the Economic Development Association of North Dakota to increase economic opportunities for residents of the state by supporting:

• primary sector growth,
• professionalism among economic development practitioners,
• and cooperation among development organizations.

The association will support the membership in furthering primary sector economic growth in the state of North Dakota.

Ohio Development Association
17 South High Street, Suite 200
Columbus, Oh 43215
Phone: (614) 221-1900
Fax: (614) 221-1989
Web site: www.ohioeda.com

The Ohio Development Association's mission of the ODA is to provide education, information, and networking opportunities to economic development practitioners and others committed to the economic growth of Ohio and its communities.

Oklahoma Economic Development Council
330 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 235-3669
Fax: (405) 235-3670
Web site: www.oedc.net

The Oklahoma Economic Development Council is an organization of economic development practitioners and advocates promoting a competitive business climate through legislative initiatives, coalition building, and professional development.

Oregon Economic Development Association
6745 SW Hampton Street, Suite 101
The Dalles, OR 97223
Phone: (503) 597-0094
Web site: www.oeda.biz

The Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA) is a statewide non-profit organization working to support economic development professionals who are on Oregon's front line in diversifying and expanding Oregon's economy.

Pennsylvania Economic Development Association
908 North Second Street
Harrisburg, Pa 17102
Phone: (717) 441-6047
Fax: (717) 236-2046
Web site: www.peda.org

The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association is the unified organization for individuals whose livelihood involves responsibilities for area development. Examples of typical members include county/regional economic developers, state economic development employees, utility executives whose primary responsibility is area development, industrial development authority directors, operators of industrial incubators, chamber of commerce executives, and municipal directors of development.

South Carolina Economic Developers Association
P. O. Box 1763
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 929-0305
Fax: (803) 252 0589
Web site: www.sceda.org

The South Carolina Economic Developers Association (SCEDA) is a 600-member association of professional economic developers of South Carolina. The Association provides professional development and networking opportunities to its members through its annual meeting in May of each year, as well as through training programs and the South Carolina Economic Developers’ School. The goal of the association is to promote professionalism in the practice of economic development in South Carolina.

South Dakota Chamber and Economic Development Council
P.O. Box 190
108 North Euclid Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 224-6161
Fax: (605) 224-7198
Web site: www.sdchamber.biz

South Dakota is a great place to do business. Maintaining a great place to do business requires a delicate balance of reasonable tax levels and adequate public infrastructure, especially in the area of education. This balance is not automatic nor guaranteed in the constitution. It takes work. The South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry has done that work on behalf of the business community for nearly 70 years. This work has included responding to crises such as workers compensation coverage, attempts to pass corporate income taxes, and countless regulations on business. Today the Chamber is focused on making sure South Dakota is well prepared for the economic transitions that could prove to be either a great boon or a tremendous disaster for our citizens.

Tennessee Economic Development Council
611 Commerce Street, Suite 3030
Nashville, TN 37203-3742
Phone: (615) 256-5141
Web site: www.tnedc.com

The Tennessee Economic Development Council is a statewide, non-profit organization created to unite the efforts of its members in furthering industrial development in the state of Tennessee. TEDC promotes cooperation and understanding among the individual members of the council and the varied interests they represent.

Texas Economic Development Council
1011 San Jacinto, Suite 650
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 480-8432
Fax: (512) 472-7907
Web site: www.texasedc.org

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) is an Austin-based, statewide professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas.

Virginia Economic Developers Association
1340 N. Great Neck Road, #1272-128
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Phone: (757) 412-2664
Fax: (866) 873-3690
Web site: www.GoVEDA.org

Since 1982, the Virginia Economic Developers Association has been increasing the effectiveness of those who practice economic, industrial, and community development in Virginia. VEDA provides input that helps maintain Virginia's leadership position in economic development, encourages continued education through state and national economic development organizations, promotes standards of professionalism and ethics within the economic development community, and facilitates the exchange of information among its members.

Washington Economic Development Association
P.O. Box 1936
1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2100
Tacoma, WA 98401
Phone: (800) 718-1960
Fax: (253) 620-6565
Web site: www.wedaonline.org

The Washington Economic Development Association is an economic development professional's organization that seeks to stimulate the economic vitality of the state at the local community level. This is accomplished through goals and strategies that promote sound economic development policy on the state level and provide educational and networking opportunities for economic development professionals.

West Virginia Economic Development Council
2001 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 342-2123
Fax: (304) 342-4552
Web site: www.wvedc.org

The West Virginia Economic Development Council (WVEDC) was created for a unified program of economic development in West Virginia. WVEDC promotes activities that will retain and expand present business and industry and attract new business and industry to West Virginia. WVEDC is the only professional organization in the State with the sole function of promoting economic development.

Wisconsin Economic Development Association
10 East Doty Street, Suite 500
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 255-5666
Fax: (608) 208-1148
Web site: www.weda.org

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association fosters economic development in the state of Wisconsin by providing leadership in defining and advocating economic development.

Wyoming Economic Development Association
263 North 8th Street
Lander, WY 82520
Phone: (307) 332-5546
Fax: (307) 332-5336
Web site: www.wyomingeda.org

The Wyoming Economic Development Association's mission is to provide leadership support and foster economic development in Wyoming.


Provincial Associations

Economic Developers Alberta
Suite 127
#406, 917-85 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3H 5Z9
Phone: (866)-671-8182
Website: www.edaalberta.ca

The mission of Economic Developers Alberta is to enhance Alberta's economic development profession by providing effective training, communication and networking opportunities.

Economic Development Association of British Columbia
#402 - 44550 South Sumas Road
Chilliwack, BC
Canada V2R 5M3
Phone: (604) 858-7199
Fax: (604) 858-7345
Website: www.edabc.com

Economic Development Council of Ontario
Box 8030
6506 Marlene Ave
Cornwall, ON
Canada K6H 7H9
Phone: (613) 931-9827
Fax: (613) 931-9828
Website: www.edco.on.ca

EDCO will provide leadership to enhance the professional development of its members; advance economic development as a profession and support our municipalities in fostering economic prosperity in the province of Ontario.

Nunavut Economic Developers Association
1104B Inuksugait Plaza, Phase II
PO Box 1990
Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 979-4620
Fax: (867) 979-4622
Website: www.nunavuteda.com

NEDA's mandate is to support its members through professional development, networking, advocacy and the exchange of information and ideas.

Saskatchewan Economic Development Association
PO Box 113
Saskatoon, SK
Canada S7K 3K1
Phone: (306) 384-5817
Fax (308) 384-5818
Website: www.seda.sk.ca

SEDA has operated successfully for the past twenty nine years as the non-profit association for those engaged in community economic development throughout Saskatchewan. During those years, we have witnessed the evolution of economic development into what is now an inclusive process that encompasses a variety of activities performed both at the community and regional level and within a global arena. From community economic development and social enterprise to international trade and investment, SEDA works consistently to support practitioners and community leaders in all paths of economic development.