Our Vision: Economic developers provide valued expertise that is integral to fostering an economically prosperous, diverse, sustainable Alberta. 

Our Mission: EDA provides leadership to advance economic development as a profession; enhance the professional development of its members; and support Alberta communities in fostering sustainable community economic prosperity. 

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is Alberta's leading economic development network. For over 40 years, we have been committed to advancing the economic development profession by providing resources, professional development and networking opportunities. As a non-profit organization, we are governed by a volunteer board of directors  that represent the interests of our membership. 

Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) 

Business Retention and Expansion 

July 24 - August 27

Online through the University of Calgary

Read about the course and register here

All of our online courses are open for registration. 

Read the 2018 schedule on our website.

EDA Resources


EDA along wth economic development organizations from across the country has created a website and produced a short video demonstrating the importance of economic development to the fabric of a community.

This video is also designed to assist economic developers like you in educating your community, stakeholders, and council on the important work you do.

View it on our YouTube Channel here  

www.EconomicDevelopmentMatters.com contains the video in both official languages as well as the economic development leaders who contributed to this project. Feel free to utilize these videos in your economic development practice.

Watch this clip to learn how our CEDTP courses can benefit your professional development: 

These courses are eligible for credits towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA. It can also be applied to your Ec.D designation. 

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Your Economic Development Network in Alberta


Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182


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