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:

An effective investment strategy is essential to the practice of economic development. We can equip you with the tools necessary to develop business investment strategies that will help your community expand its economic base.

Register now for our next online course through the University of Calgary:

Business and Investment Attraction (B&IA) (click on the link to read about the course; registration is open).

It runs October 12- November 10 for a total of 15 hours. *EDA members receive a 50% rebate on tuition for this course.

This course is part of our Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP)

EDA's schedule of online courses. 

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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