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.

EDA Professional Development - Elected Officials

Economic Developers Alberta is offering a unique professional development opportunity of the province's elected officials. Our Course for Elected Officials equips these community leaders with the tools to support economic development professionals. In our course you will learn how business attraction works; how business retention works; and you'll also learn the steps economic development officers take to help to revitalize economies. In today's economy, economic development is more important than ever before. EDA is offering three courses this fall in various parts of the province. Register today to avoid the waiting list:

City of Airdire AB
Friday, September 16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register here 
Manning AB 
Wednesday, October 12
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register here
St. Paul AB
Friday, October 21
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register here

EDA Professional Development - Community Economic Development Training Program:

EDA is offering several online courses in its Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP). These courses are designed to enhance your professional development by delivering information on the best practices and established tools you can use to help your region thrive. 

Our next course: 

Business Retention and Expansion
September 6 - October 4
Online through the University of Calgary

Register here

This course equips you with the skills to grow the business community in your region which in turn helps to provide a long term sustainable community foundation. 

See the 2016 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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