Our strategic partner, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has designated the week of May 6 - 11, 2019 as Economic Development Week. We invite you to take part in this North America-wide campaign that consists of activities designed to create awareness of the economic development programs in your communities that enhance your quality of life.
Download this toolkit to help you get started on your campaign to increase exposure for the profession and the benefits of economic development. You will also find examples of successful campaigns from 2018. @iedctweets @edaalberta #EconDevWeek #QualityOfLife #EDW2019
VIDEO: Economic Development Matters - In 2018, to commemorate International Economic Development Week, EDA joined economic development organizations from across the country to create a website and to produce a short video that demonstrates the importance of economic development to the fabric of a community. This video is also designed to assist economic developers in educating your community, stakeholders, and Council on their important work. This website contains the video in both official languages. Feel free to download these videos and make good use of them.
PRESENTATION: Introduction to Economic Development- This powerpoint presentation highlights how economic development is the intentional practice of improving a community’s economic well-being and quality of life. It includes a broad-range of activities to attract, create, and retain jobs, and to foster a resilient, pro-growth tax base and an inclusive economy. The practice of economic development comprises of a collaborative effort involving industry, government and myriad community stakeholders.
EDA Twitter Contest *info coming soon
We also took to Twitter in 2018 and initiated a contest inviting participants to Tweet a selfie style video approximately 30 seconds in length.