Active Membership

UEDA Active Members are economic development professionals with investor-owned electric and/or gas utilities who are dedicated to meeting corporate goals through regional job creation, business growth, improving the environment and promoting economic vitality in their service areas.


  Semi-annual Educational & Networking Forums

UEDA Winter and Summer Forums

  • Timely presentations on critical issues, including best practices, the economy, investor-owned electric and gas utility and site selection trends from leading experts and economic development peers.
  • A unique networking platform to directly connect with peers and other economic development industry professionals.
  • An IEDC recognized event that counts toward Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) recertification.
  Executive Economic Development Education
  • Timely focused executive economic development related post-graduate courses from leading universities.
  • Exposure to “outside-the-box” topics from outstanding professors and experts.
  • Peer-to-peer networking and joint learning with corporate colleagues and regional allies.
  • An IEDC recognized event that counts toward Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) recertification.
  Nationwide Networking
  • Personal connections with other investor-owned utility economic development professionals you have met through the UEDA.
  • Contact with non-investor owned utility economic development peers and site selectors from across the country and Canada you have met through the UEDA.
  • Direct connection with UEDA associate member economic development service providers.
  UEDA Social Media Groups
  • Real-time UEDA LinkedIn and Twitter  group connections with UEDA members and other economic development professionals from coast-to-coast and in Canada.
News Distribution
  • Distribution of economic development news through the UEDA LinkedIn group.
  • Focused news dissemination to UEDA members online with the help of the UEDA staff.
  • Contact with economic development trade media through UEDA referrals.
  Surveys and Reports
  • Customized Survey Monkey surveys and polls of association members through UEDA staff.
  • General information on topics of interest to you and/or your company through the UEDA.
  • Results of UEDA surveys and polls done by other utilities.
  • Results of UEDA member surveys conducted bi-annually.
  Member Email Contact
  • Mass emails to UEDA members at any time though the UEDA staff.
  • Targeted contact with UEDA members through the UEDA website.
  Link to Your Website
  • Increased internet presnce with direct connection to your website site through the UEDA website.
  Get involved today! click here to join the UEDA