Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is Alberta's leading economic development network. For almost 50 years, it has been committed to advancing the economic development profession by providing resources, professional development and networking opportunities. As a non-profit organization, it is governed by a volunteer board of directors that represent the interests of its membership. Read more....
Highlights EDA Professional Development:
EDA's Annual (virtual) Conference
November 25 -26, 2020
Stream first-rate professional development, best practices, and information about economic development trends and opportunities directly to your device. There will also be LIVE networking sessions and Q&A's. Watch EDA President Mary Lee Prior by clicking the video below. Read more and REGISTER
Economic Development Establishing the Foundation
November 10 - December 14, 2020
EDA offers convenient, affordable, professional development courses in the comfort of your home or office environment.
Learn more about how to understand your role; key to the success of your career, and to the overall success of economic development in your community. Sign Up for this online course offered through the University of Calgary.
Highlights EDA Resources:
Xperience Alberta App
EDA is pleased to be able to help Alberta communities shine a spotlight on local businesses and attractions by making an Xperience Alberta app available. For more information click here.
Invest in Alberta / Xperience Alberta Magazine
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives and our economies upside down. Now more than ever, our Invest in Alberta magazine is needed to tell unique and inspirational Alberta stories. The 2021 edition is underway
Ministry Meet Up
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in our 2020 Ministry Dinner in October. EDA has come up with a creative solution called EDA Ministry Meet Ups!
For more information click here.
EDA Wins an International Award!
EDA Received an Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC.)
EDA won a silver category award for our Innovation in Economic Development Week at IEDC's 2020 Excellence in Economic Development Awards Program during its Annual Conference.
The winners of IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development awards represent the very best of economic development and exemplify the ingenuity, integrity, and leadership that our profession strives for each and every day.