Senior Vice President
"As a young professional who is passionate about Mississippi, MEDC is my one stop shop for the tools, education and networking I need to move forward with my career. I appreciate their different take on the young professionals, by making this group a "young in the profession" group, allowing anyone new to economic development or chamber work to get together and share experiences and challenges of starting a new career. By pairing people who are all experiencing the same thing, it's a recipe for success."
"MEDC provides the latest and greatest information on professional development topics that help me to do my job more effectively and efficiently. I have been a member of MEDC for nearly 20 years and would recommend that anyone involved in community and economic development support this innovative organization.
MEDC certainly complements the work that we do for any community as economic developers. I highly recommend MEDC membership and programs to anyone in the profession."
George L. Freeland, Jr.
"MEDC is dedicated to raising the profile of the economic development profession. My membership has enhanced my own professional development and positioned me to more effectively serve my community. Be it cutting-edge conference topics and presenters, educational workshops, opportunities for information exchange through networking events, innovative professional development courses, or mentoring programs, MEDC directly impacts its member’s qualifications and ultimately advances the pace of economic development in Mississippi."
"Being connected to others in my profession is important to me. That’s why I find my MEDC membership so invaluable. I can always touch base with a fellow MEDC member, and we can share information and ideas that we can put to use right away. Not to mention that I have friends everywhere I go in Mississippi! The MEDC network has been a great resource to me."
"MEDC brings economic development and chamber of commerce professionals together to learn, network, and craft initiatives that lead to a stronger economy here in Mississippi. The winter and summer conferences provide excellent programming and networking opportunities. Everyone has a great time together and stays abreast of current policies and trends that impact our respective communities. MEDC's programs and services provide an excellent return on investment. Everyone engaged in economic development here in Mississippi should give strong consideration to joining this organization."