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 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. 

November 15 is an important deadline.

If you want to join our impressive roster of speakers at the 2020 Annual Conference held April 1-3 in Kananaskis, AB submit your application here:

 Call for Conference Papers

Become a partner in this prestegious international event. Have your brand seen by over 400 economic development professionals from around Alberta, Canada and the US.  

Registration is open  and you'll want to register early and book your room to ensure you secure your spot at the newly renovated Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge.  


Invest in Alberta Magazine, the official publication of EDA

EDA Members, a perk of membership is having your contact information in the Member Directory in our Invest in Alberta Magazine. 

This helps with your business and investment work as it makes it easy for potential investors to reach out to you and your communities should they want to explore the opportunities you have.  

Check your inboxes and review your contact information before November 15. 

Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) 

Plan ahead, and register for our online courses through the University of Calgary.

Don't forget,if you're an EDA Member, you qualify to apply for an EDA Scholarship

Our first course in 2020 is the popular Business Retention and Expansion 

February 4-March 9, 2020

Register here

Read the list of courses here and register. 

Enhance your professional development and experience the convenience of online learning.

These courses earn you points toward your professional certification

The 2019 Community Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency 

is available for you to download as you prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. 

Book our one-day workshop to equip your community to respond to and recover from the economic disruption of a natural or human-made disaster.

Click on the image to download your free copy.


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Your Economic Development Network in Alberta


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