EDA Membership

If you practice economic development in Alberta, or are associated with economic development professionals, you have come to the right place. 

Membership in EDA enables you to obtain valuable information, resources and links; register online for events, training and conferences; and access member-only content, including an online member directory.

We encourage you to join Alberta's economic development network by becoming an EDA member today. 

All of our members must abide by our Code of Ethics

To view our policies and procedures for EDA Code of Ethics enforcement download here.

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is dedicated to advancing community economic development in Alberta. By joining the only professional association of economic developers in the province, you will have access to a comprehensive source of economic development information; resources; education and training; and international networking opportunities with the public and private sectors.

Other benefits include:

  • Access to the EDA member database 
  • Free advertising of your employment opportunities for your community or organization
  • Access to RFP opportunities
  • Member assistance requests for information
  • Individual voting members qualify to vote at the AGM and have the opportunity to serve on the EDA Board of Directors 
  • Individual voting members are eligible to apply for the EDA Annual Awards of Excellence 
  • Access to professional development and training courses (in-person and online)
  • Special member discounts for professional development opportunities
  • Access to the EDA Professional Development Fund - a scholarship program for EDA Members 
  • Networking events and opportunities
  • EDA member discounts to events 
  • Listing in the EDA Member Directory, Invest In / Xperience Alberta magazine, our official magazine with an international distribution of 15,000 
  • Partnership opportunities
  • Monthly newsletter; called the EDA LINK it is a monthly synopsis of EDA initiatives, events, and accomplishments 
  • Ability to promote your community or organization's achievements on our social media pages and website


Member Categories

EDA has two types of membership categories: individual and group.

Members in the individual category can be either voting or non-voting. All group members are non-voting.

See the categories here


Join Now

To join EDA, fill out our online membership application today

Click here.

Renew Now

If you would like to renew your EDA membership online click here and go through the online process. To do this, first login to your member profile, then renew your membership.

The EDA Member Memo

As a dynamic, thriving member-driven organization, EDA is always interested in receiving great ideas from our members. While we have may have limited resources, we are always open to innovative ways we can continue to move the organization forward.

As a valued member, please feel free to share information on innovative programs and services you would like EDA to consider in the future to benefit EDA Members by clicking on the button below:

EDA Member Memo

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