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

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. 

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Register for the 2019 EDA Annual Conference held at the Banff Centre in Banff AB.

Registration closes March 27, 2019.  Cancellations after March 22 cannot be refunded.

Book your accommodation at the Banff Centre. Phone: 1-800-884-7574.

Silent Auction

Be sure to bring along an item for our silent auction at the Conference.

A piece of art or a gift certificate for an experience in your community are always popular ideas.

Proceeds go toward EDA's Professional Development Fund. 

#EDA2019         See you at the Conference!

Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) 

Economic Development Establishing the Foundation 

April 30 June 3, 2019 
Online through the University of Calgary 

Read about the course and register here 

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

Read the full online schedule for 2019. All courses are open for registration.


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