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 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.
Economic Development Online
EDA is involved in a one year pilot project with our partner organizations in Saskatchewan (SEDA) and British Columbia (BCEDA).
EDA is sharing the resource platform Economic Development Online www.ecdevonline.ca with our members.
The majority of the website is restricted to subscribers and user credentials have been established for all current EDA members.
That means you have access to all the information contained in this website for free for the rest of 2018. A perk of EDA membership.
Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP)
Business and Investment Attraction
*EDA Members are eligible for a 50% rebate.
This course is designed to increase your understanding of the importance of business investment and attraction as a strategy in economic development; and to introduce and profile how business investment attraction can benefit your community.
All of our online courses are open for registration.
Watch this clip to learn how our CEDTP courses can benefit your professional development:
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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