EDAM leads the economic development profession in educational programs, advocacy, partnerships, and networking. Economic development touches so many industries. Our diverse membership comes from public, private, and nonprofit industry sectors.

What is EDAM & who is it for?


Join us for...

Public-Private Partnerships

EDAM bridges the gap between public and private economic developers and offers a forum that results in stronger collaboration.

Networking Opportunities

Build your network by connecting with economic development professionals from around Minnesota with diverse expertise and experience.


Frequent educational programs are offered throughout the year, both virtual and in-person. Learn from the best to be the best.


Our two annual conferences, winter and summer, will energize and inspire as we explore thought-provoking and timely topics.

Legislative Advocacy

Through a strong presence at the Minnesota Legislature, EDAM advocates for tools and resources that supports a top ranking business climate in Minnesota.

Continuing Education Credits

Earn continuing education credits for AICP, CEcD recertification, HDFP, and EDFP designations. Whatever your path, we've got you covered.


Membership Options

Individual Membership

annual dues
  • Only one member at an organization
  • Ideal for solo practitioners or small organizations

Organizational Membership

For organizations with more than one member.

annual dues
  • First person from an organization - $320
  • Each additional member from the same organization - $225

Student Membership

For students enrolled full-time at a college or university.

annual dues
  • Start building your network as you finish your education.

Medalist Membership

For organizations who would like to support EDAM's mission with a larger financial contribution. Medalist members receive additional benefits and recognition beyond the membership included in their package. Learn More  

varies by level
  • Diamond Level (Unlimited members) - $6,500
  • Platinum Level (Up to 8 members) - $4,500
  • Gold Level (Up to 5 members) - $3,200
  • Silver Level (Up to 4 members) - $2,300
  • Bronze Level (Up to 3 members) - $1,300
  • Additional members beyond those included in package - $225


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