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.





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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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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