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Join Economic Developers Alberta (EDA)

EDA is the leading professional organization for economic developers in the province.

Our goal is to support you in your efforts to create thriving communities. 

Membership in EDA unlocks exclusive  benefits that positions you, your organization and your community for success. 



Become an EDA member today and learn how we can help you succeed.    

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Become an EDA Member

benefits to EDA membership 

Get involved in the organization that is blazing the trail in economic development.

Since 1974, EDA has demonstrated innovative responses to contemporary challenges. 

By joining EDA you have access to:

  • Discounted pricing on programs and events
  • Member exclusive content
  • Exclusive access to a diverse network of top tier professionals
  • Exciting professional development opportunities

Benefits to EDA Membership 

Membership Categories

There are two membership categories:  individual and group. Within those categories is the membership level that suits you and your organization. 

Membership with EDA integrates you into a diverse and varied community, including: municipalities; towns; regions; tourism groups; financial institutions; businesses; Crown Corporations; Community Futures Development Corporations; Regional Economic Development Authorities; federal, provincial, regional and municipal government agencies; students;NGO’s; Groups and individuals engaged in or interested in economic development.

Membership Categories 

EDA Member Opportunities for Involvement in the Organization


Engage in continuous learning: Enrol in one of our online courses or consider hosting a course in your community.

Contribute to our Annual Awards of Excellence process: Offer your expertise to help judge submissions for our prestigious awards.

Engage in mentorship: Participate as a Mentor or Mentee in the Gerry Gabinet Mentorship Program to contribute to professional development.

Explore presentation opportunities: Apply to present at the EDA Xperience conference.


Consider a leadership role: EDA voting members can apply for a position on the board to play a key role in strategic decision-making.


Support economic development in your community: Promote Economic Development Week and other key initiatives within your community.


    Foster community involvement: Encourage fellow members to actively participate throughout the year.

    Stay informed and explore current opportunities: Visit our website and refer to our Newsletter for the latest volunteer opportunities.


    Share your innovative ideas: We welcome your suggestions.

    Share them with us via email.

    Economic Developers Alberta

    Suite 127
    #406, 917-85 Street SW 
    Calgary, AB, Canada T3H 5Z9 

    Contact Us

    Toll Free Phone: 1-866-671-8182

    Email: admin@edaalberta.ca

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