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; federal, provincial, regional and municipal government agencies; students; NGO’s; and other groups and individuals that are either involved or interested in economic development. Join now  

EDA Professional Development Opportunity:

If you are interested in learning the fundamentals of economic development, we encourage you to take EDA's next online course.

 Economic Development Establishing the Foundation (click on the link to read about the course and to register)

It runs May 5 to June 2 for a total of 15 hours.

This course is part of our Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP). It describes the basics of economic development and is an excellent way to learn the language and understand the tools of this profession and how to apply it to your community. This is an online course through the University of Calgary which means you can take part from the comfort of your own home or office. We highly recommend this course! 

EDA's schedule of online courses. 

Watch past course participants describe how their experience with EDA's CEDTP enhanced their profession.  


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