NCEDA helps North Carolina’s professional economic developers and allies stay informed on trends and issues, grow professionally and advocate for public policies that promote competitive advantage.

NCEDA membership is open to anyone engaged in or supportive of efforts to improve the quality of life for North Carolinians through economic development.

NCEDA offers annual memberships to individuals only (there are no corporate or organizational memberships). Applications for membership are subject to the approval of the NCEDA Board of Directors. While non-residents of North Carolina are active and valued members, only resident members may hold office.

Annual dues are $295. A $25 application fee is charged to all new members.

Please noteĀ 50% of your membership dues are related to nondeductible Lobbying expenditures.

Membership applications are completed online here.

Renew membership
NCEDA calls for members to renew in late spring for the year that begins July 1. Members can renew membership online by logging into your NCEDA account here.

Update member information
Members can update their member information online at any time. That information is available to others online through NCEDA’s online Member Search, designed to promote networking and collaboration. NCEDA’s Membership Directory contains information on members who renew by the end of the member year (June 30).