2019 MEDA Fall Conference

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MEDA presents the 2019 Fall Conference – Defining Your Community Identity –  in partnership with the Rural Economic Development Session, sponsored by PNC Bank.

Each community has a unique vibe with distinct commercial centers designed, organized and promoted to create a sense of livability.  Economic Developers are charged with identifying and enhancing those unique features to help the community attract new businesses that seek to locate and grow there.  But, how do you assess your community, strategically plan for and attract the right balance of business, entertainment, and services to meet your community’s needs?

Our Fall Conference will discuss these issues and take a very focused look at the rural communities in Maryland that are positioned to provide the right mix of economic development strategies for livability and growth.

AGENDA: Click here to view the agenda.

Click here to review minutes from the 2019 MEDA Summer Conference Business Meeting.

Click here to view a Parking Map of Downtown Easton and a Public Parking Lot Inventory. Note: Most parking spots have metered parking which take quarters.  A mobile parking app is not available.  Change will be available at the registration desk, if needed. We suggest you park at Lot 12 (Brewer’s Lane). 

NOTE:  The Walking Tour of Downtown Easton has been cancelled due to heavy rains.  Please feel free to arrive as planned and enjoy the restaurants and shops before the reception at 4:30pm which is still on.


Mon, Oct 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm


The Tidewater Inn
101 East Dover Street
Easton , MD 21601

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Book a Special Rate at the Tidewater Inn

* To book a room in the MEDA Room Block, call the Tidewater Inn at 1-800-237-8775 or 410-822-1300 and refer to the booking name: “Maryland Economic Development Association.” The cut-off date is September 21.

Conference Speakers

The 2019 MEDA Fall Conference Speakers

Conference Sponsors

The 2019 MEDA Fall Conference Sponsors


2019 MEDA Fall Conference