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The Emerging Leader Fellowship brings together a cohort of IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry who will learn essential leadership and place management skills, and gain practical tools in the areas of place-based economic development, the live-work-play experience, and public-private partnerships. The deadline to apply for #ELF18 is Friday, December 15, 2017. Click here for more information about the 2018 program and application process.

IDA Membership Campaign

Recommend IDA membership to your associates and win! IDA is excited to announce the launch of the 2017 Year-end Membership Campaign. IDA has a goal to acquire 30 new members by year-end and we need your help to accomplish this goal. It’s easy to participate in the membership campaign, just recommend IDA membership to your associates through the online referral portal. Click here for more information about the campaign and to learn about winning prizes!

IDA Member Organizations

Where are IDA's North American members located?


IDA Canada

Learn about the work of IDA Canada, an IDA coalition, and read the Federal Agenda report.


Strategic Partners

Learn more about our strategic partners, including ICSC, IKE Smart City, Springboard, and Stantec's Urban Places. 


2017 Top Issues Councils

Learn more about the 2017 IDA Top Issues Council research initiative and visit the IDA webstore to purchase reports.