The East Downtown Council is a business association whose economic development work is funded by membership dues from organizations within the Downtown East and Elliot Park neighborhoods of Minneapolis.
Now is the time to join the East Downtown Council as significant investment and attention will be placed on the Downtown East and Elliot Park neighborhoods over the next several years with the construction of the new Vikings stadium, and the redevelopment of the Star Tribune properties by Ryan Companies.
The East Downtown Council provides its members with the following benefits:
Connection and Collaboration
We bring business and civic leaders together to catalyze economic opportunities that benefit everyone.
Advocacy and Resourcing
We advocate on your behalf with the City of Minneapolis, Downtown East and Elliot Park neighborhoods (The DEEP District) to facilitate business grants and strategic 21st century urban development.
Leadership and Voice
We integrate the thinking and leadership expertise of our small, medium and large organizations into a cohesive representation of our collective economic growth goals.
There are six tiers of membership proportioned at affordable options for organizations of all sizes:
Offered to individuals seeking to invest in the district and network with business and civic leaders.
Offered to home-based and emerging businesses with 1 or 2 employees.
Supporters who value the networking opportunities and recognition received through membership benefits. This level is suggested for companies with between 3 and 10 employees.
Supporters who give added support for ongoing membership benefits such as database development, website and administrative services. This level is suggested for companies with between 10 and 35 employees.
Leading businesses that seek to enhance development goals and promote a safe and productive environment for our business community. This level is suggested for companies with over 35 employees.
Leading businesses that contribute and receive recognition as our highest level of supporters. Membership includes complimentary registration for one person to attend the 10 monthly business forums, mention and logo recognition at all business forums, and priority placement on the EDC website.
Prepaid Luncheon Coupons for Colleagues and Guests ($20)
Prepaid luncheon coupons for the September 2014 through June 2015 business forums may also be purchased with your membership for $20 each. Coupons will be delivered to you when you attend your first lunch, and may be used for other members of your organization or guests who attend with you.