Invest in WEDA

WEDA is a statewide, non-profit organization. As Washington State’s only trade association laser-focused on economic development, WEDA is committed to recovering, retaining, recruiting and expanding jobs and re-investment in Washington State. WEDA members include economic development organizations, cities, counties, ports, tribes, businesses, education and community-based organizations that prioritize economic development.

For over 25 years WEDA has served communities across Washington State through advocacy, education and the progression of economic development. We are the Voice for Economic Development in the state of Washington. Our diverse nonpartisan association encompasses urban, rural and tribal perspectives and unites our membership under a common goal: Stimulate. Educate. Advocate. 

Simply put, you can find yourself in WEDA.

Benefits of Membership

WEDA is the voice for job recovery, retention and expansion in Washington State. We advocate for a business climate that allows for job growth to occur. We’re a place where economic development professionals convene, share and learn to further their careers. 

Together we increase our impact. Our membership is centered around improving economic development in our own communities, which in turn improves the outlook for the entirety of Washington State.

WEDA is ultimately about jobs, jobs jobs, but jobs don’t just happen. In fact, retaining existing jobs and recruiting new jobs in Washington State requires the work of many. Creating an environment that encourages high quality job creation in Washington State requires a strong presence in state legislative and regulatory arenas. It requires an association that has economic development as its core mission — its very reason for existence. WEDA is that organization.

Membership Benefits:

How Membership Works

Joining WEDA is easy! We’ve made the onboarding process quick and simple. Once your membership application has been approved, you’ll begin to receive communication and resources right away. 

WEDA hosts regular membership calls and training sessions. We will introduce you to our membership, where we hope you will take advantage of networking opportunities and other opportunities.

What Being A WEDA Member Means For You

We’re stronger together. When you partner with WEDA, you’re joining a dynamic group of economic development professionals centered around improving local economies. Our community of collaboration works to improve the outlook for all of Washington State.

Become A Member

Applying for membership with WEDA is simple. Fill out the application by visiting our Membership Application page, or you can download the application and email it to:

View our Sponsorship Levels and Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring a WEDA event? We have many sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year. Thank you for your support of WEDA, and please contact us if you would like to discuss membership levels and sponsorship opportunities.

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