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.

Economic Developers Alberta has received two prestigious international awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). EDA President Bev Thornton received the Jeffery A Finkle Organizational Leadership Award for her outstanding work. She is the first Canadian to receive this award. EDA received the Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for the Wood Buffalo Business Recovery Hotline. 

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Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) 

Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E)
February 6 - March 12, 2018
Online through the University of Calgary

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BR&E is a primary economic development strategy supporting and fostering the development and growth of the business community. The result of a strong BR&E strategy is a healthy and thriving business community which in turn provides a long term sustainable community foundation.

All of our online courses are open for registration. 

Read the 2018 schedule on our website.


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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. Our next course is 

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