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 Updates: Fort McMurray Wildfires

 In response to the disaster caused by forest fires in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), EDA and its members are committed to helping garner business and economic recovery resources and support for them. 

In 2013, EDA developed the Economic Disaster Recovery Project (EDRP) in response to flooding in southern Alberta. EDA looks forward to helping the RMWB in a similar capacity, and will definitely be communicating with  our membership to let you know what that could look like and how to get involved. 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.

photo courtesy CBC

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.

Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDAOnline

Watch this clip to learn how our courses can benefit your professional development: 


Key Partners 










Your Economic Development Network in Alberta 

Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software