2022 Economic Development Week
We all know that economic development is critical. It is the foundational work that helps to create jobs, support businesses, and improve the quality of life in communities large and small. These days everyone is talking about the importance of economic development because we are all feeling the impact the pandemic is having on the Alberta economy, and we recognize how this practice is bolstering municipalities, helping them recover.
With COVID economic recovery as a top priority for many communities, this year is a great reason to encourage municipalities, large and small, to formally recognize and celebrate May 9-13, 2022 as "Economic Development Week" in their community.
Alberta Community Challenge
Once again, this year, EDA will be inviting all municipalities to join us in order to help amplify economic development efforts in our province by taking part in the 2022 Community Challenge. We are pleased to be working with our partners Alberta Municipalities and Rural Municipalities Alberta again this year. So get involved!
Your involvement in the 2022 Community Challenge gives you a voice. It lets your community know that you value economic development, and helps strengthen support for the work your economic development staff does throughout the year.
Alberta Communities that Participated in the 2021 Community Challenge
How are Alberta Communities Recognizing Economic Development Week?
Let us know how you are celebrating. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can highlight it here!
In 2021, we released a new video each day of the week: