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.

About the Week      Economic Development Week Resources 

          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.

          • Customize the sample resolution
          • Have your Council/Mayor officially proclaim the week in your community and sign the resolution
          • Share the proclamation with local media, and on your social media pages. Don’t forget to tag us  @edaalberta.
          • Email admin@edaalberta.ca and it will be added to the EDA website.

          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 nancy.toombs@edaalberta.ca and we can highlight it here! 

          2022 Economic Development Week Events

          In 2021, we released a new video each day of the week:

          • May 9-   Jeff Finkle, President & CEO, IEDC- History of International Economic Development Week
          • May 10- Trevor Lewington, President, EDA- Importance of celebrating and recognizing economic development efforts in your community
          • May 11- Brett Doney, IEDC Ethics Course Instructor- Why ethics are important in our profession
          • May 12- Natalie Gibson, CEDTP Trainer- The need for specialized professional development courses in our field
          • May 13- Pat Nicol, EDA Board Member- EDA's Mentorship Program
          • May 14- What is Economic Development
          • May 15- EDA Xperience 2021- Join leaders from across the province! 

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