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Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is Alberta's leading economic development network. For over 40 years, we have been committed to advancing the economic development profession by providing resources, professional development and networking opportunities. As a non-profit organization, we are governed by a volunteer board of directors  that represent the interests of our membership. Our varied membership includes: municipalities; towns; regions; tourism groups; financial institutions; Crown Corporations; businesses; Regional Economic Development Authorities; Community Futures Development Corporations.  Join now, or renew your 2016 membership today.

Economic Disaster Recovery: Wood Buffalo Small Business Recovery Hotline

 The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) with the support of Economic Developers Alberta and the  Canadian Red Cross has launched the Business Recovery Hotline, to provide updates for business owners and link  them to local resources that will assist them with issues or concerns. The hotline will also be the point of entry for  business owners to complete a business recovery survey that will identify their distinct short-term and long-term  needs. The information will then be used by the community to accelerate the business recovery process.


EDA is pleased to support the RMWB in it's business and economic recovery strategy. Economic developers play a critical role in this process. In 2013, after the floods that swept through southern Alberta, EDA developed the Economic Disaster Recovery Project (EDRP). The EDRP is being used as a valuable template for the RMWB's economic disaster recovery strategy after forest fires devastated the region in May 2016. 

For the most  updated information on EDA's involvement with the wildfires in the Regional Municipality of Wood  Buffalo, or to find valuable resources click here.

Emergency Financial Relief for Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Small Businesses Announced

Deadline to apply for Small Business Emergency Relief Funding set for July 30.

EDA Professional Development Opportunities:

The 2016 calendar of the online courses in our Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) through the University of Calgary is now posted. 

Plan ahead as registration is open for all of our 2016 online courses. 

See the calendar here.

These courses are eligible for credits towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA. It can also be applied to your Ec.D designation.

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