Mid-America EDC leadership encourages your active participation to assist in our mission to be the leading resource for education, making connections, and sharing best practices for economic development professionals in the Midwest region!  CLICK HERE to select one committee from the options listed below, 
and the committee chairperson will reach out to you for further discussion.

Committee Interest Form


Membership Committee

The Membership Committee's mission is to recruit new members and retain existing members. 


Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee's mission is to target organizations that would benefit from promoting their organizations via the Mid-America EDC Website and at the two annual conferences.  


Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee's mission is to continually advance promotion and communications, including website updates and advancements. 


Professional Development Committee

The professional development committee creates additional opportunities and partnerships for professional development/education for Mid-America EDC members and assists with securing and moderating monthly free webinars for members.  


Scholarship Committee

The scholarship committee reviews and selects recipients for the annual Bob Ady Scholarship.  The committee also creates and reviews criteria for nominations and guidelines for selection.  


Competitiveness Conference Committee

The Competitiveness Conference is held annually in late November/early December and will be held at various metros around the Mid-America region.  The 2024 Competitiveness Conference will be held December 4-6 in Columbus, Ohio.  


Best Practices Conference Committee

The Best Practices Conference is held each spring/summer and rotates among cities in the Mid-America EDC region.  The 2024 Best Practices Conference will be hosted by South Dakota and will be held July 17-19, 2023 in Sioux Falls.