Membership – $250.00/year

All memberships in IEDA are individual, however membership dues paid by an organization/firm that is actively engaged in or supports the economic development process in the State of Illinois who pays membership dues for an economic developer in their employ, retains the right to re-assign the membership to a different employee should the original designee leave employment.  Membership dues paid by an individual remain with that individual and are not transferable. Annual Dues – $250.00/person which includes full voting rights and member privileges.

Student Membership – $25.00/year

Membership for an individual who is a full-time college student majoring in a profession related to economic development. Student Membership category does not have voting rights.

Honorary Membership – Available only by selection

Honorary Life Membership shall be granted at the discretion and approval of the Board of Directors to (1) a member of The Council for at least 10 years, or (2) a member who performed meritorious service for The Council, or (3) was an effective economic developer, and (4) a member retired or is retiring from full-time active involvement in economic development. Honorary Life Membership shall entitle the member to all rights and privileges of The Council except, holding office, or payment of dues. General membership in The Council is an individual membership with rights and privileges as assigned to the individual and shall be held in one of six (6) categories: Active, Corporate, Government, Associate, Affiliate and Honorary Life.