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, or renew your 2016 membership today by clicking on the button below.

EDA Professional Development Opportunities:

The 2016 calendar of the online courses in our Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) through the University of Calgary is now posted. 

Plan ahead as registration is open for all of our 2016 online courses. 

See the calendar here.

The next course is our Business Retention and Expansion course held January 19 - February 16, 2016. 

Read about the course and register here.

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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