What is KEDA?
The Kansas Economic Development Alliance is an organization of professionals and volunteers involved in the business of economic development. It was started in 1980 to address two main areas. First, was to provide programming which would enhance the professional skills of its members. Second, was to assist other organizations with the presentation of information to legislative bodies that were studying economic development issues. In 2005, KEDA and the Kansas Department of Commerce (Commerce) added the LocationOne Information System (LOIS) which is a sites, buildings and community database controlled and populated both at the community and state level.
Why should I join?
KEDA provides members access to information, tools and networks that enhance the capacity to meet their communities' needs. You will have the opportunity to meet and establish relationships with today's top local, regional and state leaders in economic development. As in any professional organization, the camaraderie among members is one of its greatest values. As a member of KEDA you will also have access to exclusive members-only sections of this web site.
What does KEDA do?
Present one annual conference focused on member education and current events in economic development at the national, state and local levels.
Host one legislative event during the session each year to educate members and legislators, concerning key economic development issues before the legislature.
Testify before legislative committees when necessary.
Provide access and training to one of the most popular sites, buildings and community databases available today.
Provide scholarships to economic development certification courses for those in communities that would not otherwise be able to afford them.
How much does membership cost?
Membership cost is $300 per year. In addition to the above benefits, membership includes access to the LocationOne Information System.
How do I join?
To join KEDA, download the Adobe PDF version of the membership form below, complete the form and send your membership dues with the form to the address shown on the form.
2018 Membership Form
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2018-2019 Board of Directors