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.  Join now.

Embracing the New Economic Realities: After the Wildfires

EDA is the source for information on economic disaster recovery. You will find useful information in the report we prepared for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Called "Embracing the New Economic Realities: After the Wildfires" it is a consolidation of feedback from over 200 business and stakeholder interviews; and includes over 50 immediate, short, medium and long-term recommendations specific to business and economic recovery and growth throughout the region.  

Download the report here and use it for future reference

Read this article in Fort McMurray Today about the recommendations in our report.


Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) 

EDA Professional Development this summer:

In August, EDA is offering its Business Retention and Expansion course online through the University of Calgary. 

Register today to avoid the waiting list:

Business Retention and Expansion 
August 8 - September 11, 2017

Register here

Watch this clip to learn how our CEDTP courses can benefit your professional development: 

Plan ahead the 2017 online course calendar is now posted.

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. Our next course is 

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