KEDA ensures the community of economic development professionals operating in the state of Kansas are unified and effective. We believe providing a platform for building relationships, professional development, and advocating for business-friendly legislation advances Kansas to a stronger economic future.


Membership in KEDA is indispensable for professionals and volunteers from diverse perspectives including:

  • Rural and urban representatives
  • Private industry stakeholders
  • Public sector (local and state levels)
  • Regional organizations
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Higher and technical education institutions

Membership Benefits

  • High-quality continuing education
    • Annual conference, regular webinars
  • Platform to build relationships with top local, regional, and state economic development leaders
  • Networking tools
  • Legislative advocacy support
    • Annual event and testifying before legislative committees

Membership levels