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. 

Read about the awards and recognition EDA has received. 

EDA Annual Awards of Excellence

Call for Submissions

We are now accepting submissions for the Annual EDA Awards of Excellence.

Click here to read the categories, criteria and to APPLY ONLINE

The final deadline for submissions is February 24, 2020. 

This year, we have shaken things up! And made a few changes....

We know these changes will give you an even better way to celebrate your accomplishments and to share your best practices.

Click on this photo of our Awards Chair and EDA Board Member, Pat Nicol to watch a video of her explaining what those changes are and the awards criteria.

The awards will be presented April 2, 2020 during the Minister's Dinner and Awards ceremony at the EDA Annual Conference in Kananaskis, AB.


EDA Annual Conference April 1-3, 2020

Sponsorships Still Available

Become a partner in this prestegious international event

Have your brand seen by over 400 economic development professionals from around Alberta, Canada and the US.  

Register here and you'll want to register early and book your room to ensure you secure your spot at the newly renovated Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge.

Rock in the Rockies is your chance to get a head start connecting with your colleagues and meeting new people. It's held the evening of March 31. Read more and register here. 

See you at the Conference! 



Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) 

Plan ahead, and register for our online courses through the University of Calgary.

Don't forget, if you're an EDA Member, you qualify to apply for an EDA Scholarship

    Our first course in 2020 is the popular: 

Business Retention and Expansion 

February 4 - March 9, 2020

Register here

Read the list of courses here and register. 

Enhance your professional development and experience the convenience of online learning.


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Your Economic Development Network in Alberta


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