• October 15, 2020 5:26 PM | Anonymous

     

    EDA News

    Today, EDA received the prestigious Silver Award for Innovation in Economic Development Week at the 2020 IEDC Annual Conference. The award was presented via Zoom this morning. 

    We are thrilled and grateful to the EDA team and EDA Board of Directors who together created an award worthy series of events!

    Visit our 2020 International Economic Development Week webpage to see the various events we initiated. 

       


      



  • October 12, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

     

    EDA Professional Development

    Economic Development Tools


    This is a quick reminder to take a minute to enrol for a couple of our online offerings designed to equip you with the tools you need to help your community thrive. The first one begins tomorrow. 

    #1  Join us for a free webinar and learn the new Dashboarding feature in our AlbertaBuisnessCounts CRM.  

    You'll want to learn about Dashboarding; a tool that provides an easy way to show “at a glance” data trends, goal attainment and more.

    Join us October 13 or 20. These sessions are free but you must register to receive call in information. Register by clicking the link below:  

    October 13 at 1:00 - 1:30 PM MST

    October 20 at  11:00 - 11:30 AM MST

    The 30 minute session includes Q&A.


    #2 Our next online course in our Community Economic Development Training program, Economic Development Establishing the Foundation, begins October 20. This world class training is one of our most popular as it provides the foundational information you need:

    Economic Development Establishing the Foundation

    October 20 - November 23

    Register Here



  • October 08, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

     

    EDA Professional Development

    AlbertaBusinessCounts 

    FREE Dashboarding Webinars Begin Tuesday

    If you are a user of our AlbertaBuisnessCounts CRM or you are thinking about signing up; join us for FREE webinars that explain the new Dashboarding feature.

    You'll want to learn about Dashboarding because it provides an easy way to show “at a glance” data trends, goal attainment and more.

    Whether your focus is business retention/expansion, business recruitment, COVID-19 resiliency, community or workforce development, this feature is essential.  

    Join us October 13 or 20. These sessions are free but you must register to receive call in information. Regiser by clicking the link below:  

    October 13 at 1:00 - 1:30 PM MST

    October 20 at  11:00 - 11:30 AM MST

    The 30 minute session includes Q&A.


    The  AlbertaBusinessCounts (ABC) Program gives your community a consistent method for gathering the data needed to identify and analyze business needs at the local, regional and provincial level. 


      

    EDA holds the provincial master license for Executive Pulse, a software designed to collect and analyze data on existing industries in Alberta. A special licensing agreement enables EDA to make this software available to economic development organizations at a reduced price. 


  • October 08, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

     

    EDA Professional Development

    Economic Development Tools

    Before you carve the Thanksgiving turkey, take a minute to enrol for a couple of our online offerings designed to equip you with the tools to help your community thrive.

    #1 Our next online course in our Community Economic Development Training program, Economic Development Establishing the Foundation, begins October 20.

    You'll get the foundational information you need:

    Economic Development Establishing the Foundation

    October 20 - November 23

    Register Here

    AND

    #2 If you like FREE webinars then join us and learn the new Dashboarding feature in our AlbertaBuisnessCounts CRM.  

    You'll want to learn about Dashboarding; a tool that provides an easy way to show “at a glance” data trends, goal attainment and more.

    Join us October 13 or 20. These sessions are free but you must register to receive call in information. Register by clicking the link below:  

    October 13 at 1:00 - 1:30 PM MST

    October 20 at  11:00 - 11:30 AM MST

    The 30 minute session includes Q&A.



  • October 08, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

      

    EDA Professional Development 

    Economic Development Establishing the Foundation 

     ONLINE Course Begins October 20 

    Dear Nancy Toombs,

    We don't have to tell you that economic development is complex.

    Our Economic Development Establishing the Foundation online course  is necessary if you want to fully understand how economic development positively impacts your community; and how you can maximize your role as an economic development professional.

    Register now and suggest this course to your colleagues; it builds an excellent foundation. 

    Economic Development Establishing the Foundation

    October 20 - November 23

    online through the University of Calgary

    Register Here 

    All of our online Community Economic Development Training program (CEDTP) courses are open for registration; read our schedule of online CEDTP courses here and register.

    By successfully completing the courses in our CEDTP program, you qualify for points toward your Ec.D Certification. 

    You can also earn points toward the Professional Management Certificate - Economic Developers through the University of Calgary.

  • October 07, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous
  • October 05, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

      

    EDA Professional Development 

    Business & Investment Attraction (BIA)

     ONLINE Course Begins Tomorrow

    Dear Nancy Toombs,

    A quick reminder that tomorrow is the day your Business and Investment Attraction journey begins.

    Register for our online course and learn how to develop strategies that will have a positive impact on your community.

    Important information, especially now.  

    Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)

    October 6 - November 9

    online through the University of Calgary

    Register Here 

    All of our online Community Economic Development Training program (CEDTP) courses are open for registration; read our schedule of online CEDTP courses here and register.

    By successfully completing the courses in our CEDTP program, you qualify for points toward your Ec.D Certification. 

    You can also earn points toward the Professional Management Certificate - Economic Developers through the University of Calgary.


  • September 20, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    For Immediate Release


    Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) Enables Alberta Communities to Shine a Spotlight on Local Businesses and Attractions

    EDA becomes exclusive provider of the Xperience Alberta app platform, the result of an agreement with developer 468 Communications

    Calgary, AB (September 21, 2020) – Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) Alberta’s leading professional organization for economic developers, is now the exclusive provider of a platform enabling Alberta communities to create their own branded mobile app. This app encourages users to shop at local businesses and to visit local attractions.

    Called the Xperience Alberta app, it is available to all Alberta communities. This offering is made possible through a licensing agreement with 468 Communications. 

    “Because of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more communities are looking for ways to inspire residents to shop locally and to direct visitors to local destinations encouraging them to spend more time and money at home,” said Leann Hackman Carty, EDA CEO. “This resource is a powerful tool for engaging residents and visitors in a way that drives them to local businesses, events and attractions.”

    Built using 468 Insider technology from 468 Communications, the Xperience Alberta app rewards people for visiting places, creating incentives for in-person engagement and commerce at the local level.

    Communities that purchase an Xperience Alberta license create their own branded app and can easily customize the look and feel, locations and content. It can be managed and dynamically updated with an easy-to-use online control panel. Easy to read reports also provide valuable data so communities understand the local establishments that are popular; and the part of the world app users are from.

    “Economic Developers Alberta is clearly demonstrating its leadership in economic development with this commitment to helping Albertans create a presence economy,” said Tim Fry, Founder of 468 Communications. “We are pleased to have a licensing agreement with EDA to help bring this valuable tool to EDA members and to all Alberta communities.”

    To learn how to create an Xperience Alberta app, visit www.edaalberta.ca/app

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    About EDA

    Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is Alberta's leading economic development network. For almost 50 years, it has been committed to advancing the economic development profession by providing resources, professional development and networking opportunities. As a non-profit organization, it is governed by a volunteer board of directors that represent the interests of its membership. Visit www.edaalberta.ca

    For more information please contact:


    Leann Hackman Carty, EDA CEO

    Phone: 403-807-7746


      

    Tim Fry, Founder 468 Communications 

    Phone: 206-660-4321



  • September 15, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

      


    Business & Investment Attraction (BIA)

     ONLINE Course Begins October 6


    Now that you're back in routine after summer, plan your professional development activities with EDA.

    Register for our next online course and learn how to develop business and investment attraction strategies that will help your community expand its economic base. 

    Equipping yourself with economic development strategies are important now more than ever. Along with the safety and convenience of online learning, our courses deliver first rate information. Our next course begins in 3 weeks: 

    Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)

    October 6 - November 9*

    online through the University of Calgary

    Register Here 


    All of our online Community Economic Development Training program (CEDTP) courses are open for registration; read our schedule of online CEDTP courses here and register.

    By successfully completing the courses in our CEDTP program, you qualify for points toward your Ec.D Certification. 

    You can also earn points toward the Professional Management Certificate - Economic Developers through the University of Calgary.

    *date has changed from September 22


  • September 08, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

Your Economic Development Network in Alberta

www.invest-in-alberta.ca

Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182

www.edaalberta.ca 

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