Our Vision: Economic developers provide valued expertise that is integral to fostering an economically prosperous, diverse, sustainable Alberta. 

Our Mission: EDA provides leadership to advance economic development as a profession; enhance the professional development of its members; and support Alberta communities in fostering sustainable community economic prosperity. 

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is Alberta's leading economic development network. For almost 45 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. 

Read about the awards and recognition EDA has received. 

2019 EDA Annual Conference:  April 3 - 5, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 EDA Annual Conference held at the Banff Centre in Banff AB. Early bird registration deadline is January 19, 2019. Registration closes March 27, 2019. 

In 2019 EDA celebrates it's 45th Anniversary. Join us at the Conference as we mark this milestone. Our theme is: Celebrate the Past. Thrive in the Present. Excel in the Future. 

Click here to read:  

  • How you can stay up to date on the Conference agenda by downloading the 2019 Conference App. 
  • How you can become a Conference Partner.
  • How you can book your accommodation at the Banff Centre as space is limited.
  • One of the most exciting sessions at the Conference is the Ignite┬« session. Read about it and get involved!

Visit our YouTube channel to see last year's participants perform (EDA 2018 Ignite.)

#EDA2019         See you at the Conference!

EDA Awards of Excellence Program

  • Submit your entry now! 
  • Final Deadline for Submissions - February 8, 2019

Open to EDA Members, our Awards Program recognizes the province’s best economic development marketing materials, programs, partnerships and professionals that have made significant contributions to the profession.

The awards are presented during the Minister's Dinner at our 2019 Annual Conference.

Read more (including the criteria) and submit your entry today. 


Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) 

Business Retention and Expansion

February 5 - March 11, 2019

Register for this online course here.

Book a course in your community email: admin@edaalberta.ca 

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. 

Watch this clip to learn how our CEDTP courses can benefit your professional development: Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDAOnline


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