Learn key concepts related to business and investment attraction in economic development. Cover community investment readiness; competitive advantage, how to select key target markets for investment attraction; working with site selectors; and, attracting foreign direct investment to help your community expand its economic base. Learn how to develop business investment strategies that will benefit your community.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Online registration: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=15410870
Instructor: Natalie Gibson
REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
Are you thinking of coming to the conference early? Then think about coming to our pre-conference mixer to enjoy some drinks, tasty snacks and catching up with new and old friends!
Kickstart in Kananaskis is held in the Rockies Room in the rear of the Forte Restaurant at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge.
You must register in advance to attend. Your ticket will include a some tasty snacks and a beverage ticket (wine, beer, highball or pop).
Cancellations will be refunded before March 30 with a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds after March 21, 2023.
Please note. this event usually sells out.
Join Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) for an update on all of its programs and priorities for the year ahead, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and provide your input to the Building a Green Prairie Economy Act.
Please register in advance as space is limited.
In the community economic development field, mentorship is critical. It is a unique profession in that regard.
The need for mentorship in rural and remote communities is even greater. Having a formal Mentor-Mentee relationship can be an ideal way in which to navigate challenging projects, provide advice on a strategy, or be a sounding board for new ideas.
Are you an EDA member? Are you interested in becoming a Mentor or Mentee? Then EDA’s Mentorship Program may be exactly what you need. Join us to learn more about how you can get involved in this program. Involvement in EDA's Mentorship Program is a perk to EDA Membership.
Our Leaders' Summit and Conference attracts more than 400 economic development experts and elected officials from across Alberta, Canada and around the world.
In-person registration is now SOLD OUT; however VIRTUAL registration is still OPEN.
This course is the first in a series that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to become proficient at economic development. The function of economic development (ED) is often complex, and understanding your role in the process will be key both to the success of your career, and to the overall success of your economic development activities.
This course is the 30,000-foot view of the process of economic development. It provides the theory and fundamentals of ED along with examples of how it can be applied. There is no one way to do ED. Each community, organization or volunteer group will do ED differently.
The primary goals of this course are to:
To register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=12618114
Instructor: Holly Sorgen
Our strategic partner, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has designated the week of May 8-12, 2023 Economic Development Week.
We invite you to take part in this North America-wide campaign that consists of activities designed to create awareness of the economic development programs in your communities that enhance your quality of life.
Check www.iedconline.org for an updated 2023 toolkit to help you get started on your campaign to increase exposure for the profession and the benefits of economic development.
View our video @ www.economicdevelopmentmatters.com.
Email us at email@example.com with your iconic development week initiative and we will post it on our website.
Thanks to the support from Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation, EDA is hosting a series of FREE luncheon webinars over the next several months.
EDA’s ‘Ask an Expert’ webinars will enable rural and remote community economic development practitioners to ask an expert, or a panel of experts to provide guidance, insight, and information about possible strategies, solutions and/or resources regarding rural and remote economic development challenges and opportunities. They are scheduled every other month over the lunch hour.
Experts will be selected based on their experience with the proposed topic, and their ability to speak to the topic in a rural context as well. The objective is to build capacity and skillsets with relevant, timely topics. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from best practices of other communities.
The topic is: How to Construct Your Community's Value Proposition
Your Session Expert: Chris Steele (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-steele-24b5595/)
Inventures gathers innovators, startups and scale-ready enterprise partners, advisors and capital. It’s a one-stop opportunity to gauge fast-growing players through pitch competitions and discover investment gems across the entrepreneurial landscape. Content also available to live stream and on demand.
Organized by our Partner Alberta Innovates.
To register or find out more click here.
This event explores Calgary’s current path to diversifying its robust economy.
Consistently ranked as one of the best places in the world to live, Calgary boasts the highest GDP per capita of major Canadian cities, highest labor force participation, and highest average earnings. The city’s solid economic foundations are setting the stage for the creation of a community of lifelong learning and resilient people with skills needed to adapt to an ever-changing economy.
More information and registration: https://calgary.iedconline.org/
This month the topic is: TBC
Your Session Expert/s: TBC
Business retention and expansion (BR&E) is a primary economic development strategy. BR&E supports and fosters the development and growth of the business community. The result of a strong BR&E strategy is a healthy and thriving business community which in turn provides a long term sustainable community foundation. Long-term BR&E programs are a means of connecting businesses with resources and opportunities that will improve their competitive position, market networks and ultimately their profitability.
If you wish to have credits applied to Continuing Education’s Professional Management Certificate – Economic Developers, you will need to contact our office at 403-220-2866 . Credits for the Community Economic Development courses equals 2/3 of the instruction hours to a maximum of 30 hours, i.e. for a 15 hour course you will receive 10 hours credit.
Instructor: Natalie Gibson
To register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=15264259
This is the annual IEDC conference. For more information click here.
Join us at the Annual Alberta Municipalities convention.
Come and visit us at our booth. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information and to register go to www.abmunis.ca.
Plan now to attend the 2023 EDAC Conference.
For more information see: https://edacconference.ca/
This event is SOLD OUT every year, so register early.
For more information see:
For more information see www.rmaalberta.com.
Only EDA VOTING members in good standing are eligible to attend the AGM.
Please ensure you are signed into the EDA website with your user email and password associated with your membership. If you are having trouble registering please check your membership to ensure you are a voting member.
Please register in advance if you can. You will be sent a password. All voting will be done during the meeting.
At the AGM we will be electing our 2024-25 Board of Directors.
All documents required in advance will be available on our website, under the members-only section. Please note only EDA voting members are able to access this web page.
If you have trouble accessing this page, please ensure you are logged in to the EDA website with your user email and password.
Are you thinking of coming to the conference early?
Then think about coming to our pre-conference mixer to enjoy some drinks, tasty snacks and catching up with new and old friends!
Kickstart in Kananaskis is held in the Rockies Room in the rear of the Forte Restaurant at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge. You must register in advance to attend.
Your ticket will include a some tasty snacks and a beverage ticket (wine, beer, highball or pop). Cancellations will be refunded before March 24 with a $25 cancellation fee.
No refunds after March 25, 2024.
Plan now to attend the 2024 conference. This event will be SOLD OUT.
So register early.
Plan now to attend the 2025 conference.
Plan now to attend the 2026 conference.
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