CEDAM Administrative Site


    • March 13, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Kellogg Center at Michigan State University 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
    • 59

    The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) is proud to offer an in-depth training on Opportunity Zones March 13, 2019. CEDAM members and partners have indicated through surveys and our well-received 2018 Opportunity Zones webinar a need and interest to learn more about this initiative.

    This training is meant to equip you with the knowledge and connections needed to move forward with this initiative. We have worked with our partners to bring you important content you need to make the most of most Opportunity Zones. This training is for you if you are a:

    • For-profit developer

    • Nonprofit developer

    • Fund

    • Banking industry professional 

    • Local municipality representative

    This conference includes the following topics: 

    • Marketing the Opportunity Zones in your community. 
    • How to work effectively with MSHDA and the MEDC
    • How to secure funding for projects
    • Partnering with community advocates and nonprofit organizations
    • How to determine the best projects for your community
    • Reasons to develop a fund
    • Reasons to join forces with other funds in your region
    • A networking reception to connect with the partners you need to make your Opportunity Zone projects successful.

     Thanks to our sponsors we are able to offer this training at a deeply discounted price.

    Partner Sponsors



    Supporting Sponsors

    • April 15, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • April 17, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville, MI

    The 14th annual Michigan Small Town & Rural Development Conference is April 15-17, 2019 at Crystal Mountain. We will begin Monday evening with a welcoming reception, continue all day on Tuesday and conclude on Wednesday at 12:00pm. The conference is geared toward those working in and on behalf of small or rural communities in Michigan and is hosted by the Michigan Rural Council.

    View the Draft Agenda.

    For lodging information please visit our dedicated reservation site for conference pricing. Please note the room block and special pricing is only available until April 1, 2019. To see rates and terms click here.

    Registration includes dinner on Tuesday evening. You will be prompted to enter which entree you prefer: the chef has planned the following choices:

    Early registration closes on March 22; payment must be received or postmarked by March 26, if not you will be charged at the late rate.

    Please note that no refunds will be granted within ten days of the start of the conference. We apologize for any inconvenience.

                                           Thank you to our generous sponsors.

    Platinum Sponsor

    Scholarship Sponsor


    Dinner Sponsor


    Lunch Sponsor


    Session  Sponsors


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