EDND is a membership organization with a mission of championing the growth and diversification of North Dakota’s economy through professional development, networking and advocacy. We are made up of around 60 professional economic developers from around the state and around 40 associate business members interested in promoting the state.


EDND’s goals and programming relate to the following:

  1. Knowledge Sharing and Networking- EDND offers educational and networking opportunities such as the Summer and Fall Conferences, preconference basic economic development training, and communication with members.
  2. Advocacy and Lobbying– EDND prepares a legislative agenda each session and engages with key partners and legislators during the session and interim.
  3. Association Leadership- EDND constantly works to strengthen the economic development community’s voice.


EDND invites you to join our network to receive educational opportunities, connect with the latest information about what is happening in the state and link to a premier industry voice advocating for programs that help grow and diversify North Dakota communities.


EDND has three membership classes: Active, Associate and Legacy

Active Membership

is available to any organization or individual engaged in the practice of economic development as a professional or as a volunteer who has demonstrated active involvement in promoting economic development within the state. View the benefits of joining EDND. Every Active Member in good standing is entitled to one vote on any matter submitted to a vote.

Associate Membership

is available to those not directly engaged in the practice of economic development or those who practice economic development outside the state but who desire information concerning the profession and are in agreement with the objectives of the Association. An Associate Member has all the rights and privileges of membership except holding office. Associate members choose a level to join, corresponding to various benefits.

Legacy Membership

is available to retired economic developers still interested in being involved in the organization. This $50 annual membership provides you with the benefits of being an EDND associate member. To become a legacy member, contact Dana at 701-355-4458.

For more information on becoming an EDND member, send an e-mail to or call 701-355-4458.