• HOME

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 more than 45 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. 

EDA's brand new program is designed to support economic development professionals as they roll up their sleeves to do the essential work of advancing communities and economies in Alberta. 

Called the Mentorship Program, it is exclusive to EDA members and is designed to build professional relationships among economic developers who are looking for guidance or who are seasoned professionals that have knowledge to share. 

Our Mentorship Program offers a match making process where both parties would benefit through learning and development. 

Read more here 

Applications close June 26

Mentors and mentees will be matched and notified by July 3.



As part of our Economic Disaster Recovery Program, we want to ensure our members have access to some of the best training and resources to equip them to assist their businesses, and minimize economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Click on the button below to register for the FREE webinar series as well as see resources we have complied to help you.

EDA COVID-19 Response 


Click on the photo of our CEO Leann Hackman-Carty to watch her explain what we are offering with our weekly COVID-19 Webinar series.


Toolkit for Economic Resilience and Recovery

Our toolkit will assist many Canadian communities, emergency personnel and elected officials as they continue to prepare for, respond to, and recover from various types of manmade, technological, and natural disasters such as COVID-19. To download the online edition click here: 2019 edition      

Community Economic Development Training Program

Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E)

July 21 - August 24

online through the University of Calgary

The course is essential now more than ever. Learn how BR&E supports and fosters the development and growth of the business community.

The flexibility of this online format is convenient as that means you can take this course from your kitchen or home office from anywhere in the world.  

Our online courses can be applied to your Ec.D designation. 

They are also eligible for credit towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA.  




As part of our Economic Disaster Recovery Program, we want to ensure our members have access to some of the best training and resources to equip them to assist their businesses, and minimize economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We have taken a pause on our free Beyond COVID: Business & Economic Recovery Webinars co-hosted by AUMA. To hear past episodes go to our YouTube channel. To read the EDA COVID-19 response, click here

Business Impact Survey Results

EDA along with the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) and Community Futures Alberta collaborated on a business impact survey that shows many businesses will face obstacles to Alberta's phase one economic relaunch.  Click on the link below to read results of the second "pulse" survey of the ongoing COVID-19 and low oil prices research project.  

Pulse Survey Report 


Toolkit for Economic Resilience and Recovery

Our toolkit will assist many Canadian communities, emergency personnel and elected officials as they continue to prepare for, respond to, and recover from various types of manmade, technological, and natural disasters such as COVID-19. To download the online edition click here: 2019 edition

UPCOMING EVENTS

Key Partners           

Your Economic Development Network in Alberta

www.investalbertamag.ca

Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182

www.edaalberta.ca 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software