MEMBERSHIP

LIDEA membership is drawn from state and local economic development agencies (EDO'S), chambers of commerce, utility companies, railroads, banks, ports, business consultants, engineering firms, real estate development groups, and similar organizations.

Membership Benefits

Who are our members?


LIDEA membership is drawn from state and local economic development agencies (EDO'S), chambers of commerce, utility companies, railroads, banks, ports, business consultants, engineering firms, real estate development groups, and similar organizations.




Why become a member?


LIDEA members provide a collective voice of the industry and provides an avenue where economic develop policy leaders can come together in the Associations’ meetings, events, and services. Through advocacy and communication at the state capitol, and through every parish in the state, we work to accomplish an agenda that is driven by our hundreds of members and provide leadership in the economic development issues of Louisiana.





What is provided to LIDEA members?

Legislative Advocacy and Monitoring


LIDEA is very active and present in the state capitol conducting efforts to influence the introduction, enactment, or modification of legislation impacting economic development. LIDEA members receive a discounted Professional Level subscription to My Capitol Watchdog, an easy to use automated bill tracking service that keeps us updated on all of the bills that are important to our industry during the legislative session.




Professional Development


The Louisiana Economic Development Certification Program is designed for those interested in learning more about economic development. The program, which is offered in conjunction with LSU’s Executive Education, the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, and LIDEA, is tailored specifically to the state of Louisiana and includes courses throughout the year.




Participation in LIDEA’s Meetings


More than 100 directors and staff members from local economic development associations, as well as other individuals involved in the economic growth in Louisiana, come together annually to discuss and find solutions to our industry’s most pressing issues.




Membership in a Range of Policy Councils, Committees, and Groups


Providing ample opportunity to meet and network with economic development professionals and volunteers from across the state at our regional networking events and membership meetings.




LIDEA Board and Contract Staff


Support to members explaining industry trends, developing government relations and communication strategies, and gaining access to important decision makers.





 
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Submit Your Application Today!

LIDEA membership resides with the individual and is not transferable.

Your application and payment can be submitted
online or by mail.  When submitting your membership application by mail, your payment must accompany the application.  Click here to download an application. 

Make checks payable and mail to:

LIDEA

P.O. Box 66872

Baton Rouge, LA 70896

Membership 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.




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.





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