Member Types

Active Member   $250
Any person who is a resident of the State of Louisiana actively engaged in economic development as a primary responsibility (more than 50% of work time) or whose primary assignment within an organization, firm, corporation, or legal entity is economic development. Active Members have all privileges of membership, including voting rights, eligibility to serve as officers, board members and committee chairs and committee members.

Associate Member   $250
Any person who does not meet the definition of an Active Member and has an active interest in economic development. Associate Members have all the privileges of membership except voting rights, eligibility to serve as officers, board members, committee chairs or committee members.

Student Member   $25
Any person enrolled in a Louisiana higher education institution and not employed on a full time basis by a firm, corporation, organization, or other legal entity. Student Members have all the privileges of membership except voting rights, eligibility to serve as officers, board members, committee chairs or committee members.

Life Member
Life membership is conferred upon individuals retiring or withdrawing from the profession of economic development, who have made notable contributions to the advancement of economic development in Louisiana, and who meet such additional requirements as are specified from time to time by the Board of Directors.  Life Members shall not have voting rights, be eligible to serve as an officer, board member, committee chair or committee member.  A Life Member can change status to an Active Member upon payment of dues. To view a list of LIDEA Life Members click here.
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Honorary Members
Upon recommendations of the President and a majority approval of the Board of Directors, Honorary Memberships may be bestowed on individuals who have made significant contributions to the furtherance of the goals and objectives of LIDEA.  An Honorary Member shall not have voting rights, be eligible to serve as an officer, board member, committee chair or committee member.