Scott Fleming receives Michigan Economic Developers Association's 2020 Mike Conboy Professional Development award

Jackson, Michigan – November 4, 2020 – The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) recently held its Annual Meeting with the theme of “Make No Little Plans, Michigan” which encompassed business, community, and workforce development strategies to lead Michigan into the next decade. Each year, the Association recognizes outstanding economic developers.

Among five prestigious awards, the Mike Conboy Professional Development Award was given to Scott Fleming, CEcD, Chief Executive Officer, Jackson Anchor Initiative. The Conboy Award is given to MEDA members who have made substantial, long-term contributions/commitment to MEDA, specifically focusing on the advancement of the economic development profession through support of education/training and/or by expanding the knowledge base of economic developers.

Scott Fleming has a long history of contribution to MEDA, with the most noticeable being his activity on the Membership Committee from 2005 to 2011, 2014, and then 2015 to 2020 as Chair. During that time, the membership has grown substantially. In addition, he served a total of six years on MEDA’s Board of Directors, being Secretary in 2009, Vice President in 2010, and President in 2011. Scott has an extensive background as an economic development professional, with a proven record of attracting new businesses, strengthening downtowns, and collaborating with local and state organizations. Most recently he served as CEO for the Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance. While there he assisted in recruiting nine new businesses, achieving a downtown occupancy rate of 97 percent. He returns to Jackson with significant local experience, having previously served as president and CEO of the Enterprise Group of Jackson.


The Michigan Economic Developers Association has partnered with economic developers to grow their community in Michigan for 60 years. By providing education, networking, and advocacy, MEDA makes it possible for professionals to do their job more effectively and efficiently. To learn more, see


The Anchor Initiative is Jackson Michigan’s private sector effort focused on transforming its downtown; and in doing so, making the entire community a more vibrant and valued place to live, learn, and work. Find out more at