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. Our varied membership includes: municipalities; towns; regions; tourism groups; financial institutions; Crown Corporations; businesses; Regional Economic Development Authorities; Community Futures Development Corporations.  Join now, or renew your 2016 membership today.

EDA Professional Development - Community Economic Development Training Program:

Plan to host our Business and Investment Attraction Course in your community. It is a one-day course and EDA Members will receive a 50% rebate on the course fee. This offer is good until the end of this year. Contact admin@edaalberta.ca with the dates you prefer and we will arrange for an instructor. Book now to get your preferred dates! 

Plan ahead the 2017 online course calendar is now posted.

EDA is offering several online courses in its Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP). These courses are designed to enhance your professional development by delivering information on the best practices and established tools you can use to help your region thrive. The next online course: 

Economic Development Establishing the Foundation November 22 -December 20, 2016

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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