The Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC) member investors are the region’s largest stakeholders. They are strong, community-minded businesses that support TRIDEC’s mission to serve as a catalyst for a competitive economy.
Many businesses and non-profits recognize the importance of TRIDEC’s efforts to foster diversified employment and wealth and support that mission with annual financial commitments.
TRIDEC Membership Investment Benefits
Membership is open to all types of businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. TRIDEC membership provides local and nationwide recognition on the TRIDEC website and in TRIDEC publications. There are many opportunities to participate on a variety of committees, in networking activities, and at special events such as:
- Member Luncheons
- Regional Economic Outlook
- Bridging Partnerships Small Business Symposium
- FABREO Expo
- GROW Manufacturing Appreciation Luncheon and Expo
- Open Houses and Networking Events
Members are listed alphabetically, and company listings are linked from the TRIDEC website to the members’ website for additional exposure.
Members who provide their email address are sent a weekly TRIDEC e-newsletter. Members may also provide news, upcoming events, and announcements for consideration through this communication vehicle.
Economic Resource Guide & Member Directory
TRIDEC publishes an annual directory of member investors profiling the companies and organizations that support regional prosperity. TRIDEC investors are given this valuable tool and encouraged to buy Tri-Cities. The directories also are provided as a resource to growing companies and to those exploring our region for investment.
Investors are able to access TRIDEC’s research department for regional statistics, demographics, industry trends, and more. TRIDEC also maintains regional data on its website and in the Tri-Cities Fact Sheet.
A limited number of valuable sponsorship packages are available to TRIDEC members for TRIDEC’s luncheons, annual meeting and other special events. With attendance of more than 300 business professionals at the Tri-Cities Regional Economic Outlook Forum, and another 250 guests at TRIDC’s Annual Meeting luncheon, sponsorship is a great way to market your business to Tri-Cities business professionals.
TRIDEC is funded by annual investor memberships, grants, and sponsorships. Investment dues are derived from a historical formula based on the size of the company and the nature of the business. A calculated dues level is recommended to prospective members based primarily on the number of employees in the Tri-Cities region and other investors for the same industry.
Chairman’s Club investors are organizations whose commitment to TRIDEC’s efforts, both in financial resources and involvement, reflect the highest level of support toward the community’s economic growth. Chairman’s Club members are invited to hosted “invitation only” functions during the year that include VIPs, special guests, and elected officials.