Annual Awards of Excellence

Every year, Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is proud to present a number of awards that recognize excellence in economic development in Alberta.  The following awards are presented at the Annual General Meeting and Professional Conference.  

Awards include: 

Economic Developer of the Year: Presented to an outstanding professional practicing in the province of Alberta.  Any member in good standing of Economic Developers Alberta.

Outstanding Young Professional: Awarded to a member less than 35 years of age who has demonstrated notable accomplishments to date and shows great future potential.

Alex Metcalfe Award:  Acknowledges individuals or agencies for excellence in economic development relating to the attraction, expansion or retention of business within Alberta. This award is not limited to the attraction, retention and expansion of "industry" alone and includes the development of new strategies, programs and/or developments that bring economic benefit to a community.  Economic Developers Alberta recognizes up to three economic development initiatives or projects each year with this award.

Awards of Excellence:  The Economic Developers Alberta Awards of Excellence are open to all Economic Developers Alberta members, in good standing.

President's Award: Recognizes an individual or organization that has made a substantial contribution of time and talent to Economic Developers Alberta in the past year.


Call for entries begins- December 8, 2017

  • Final deadline for submissions- February 2, 2018
  • Judging complete- February 22, 2018
  • Awards presentation- March 23, 2018

Application Forms

This year all applications are to be filed online. To apply, click on the category you wish to apply for, review criteria, and submit! It's that easy!

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