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 almost 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. 

Economic Development Week

May 6 - 11, 2019

What is Economic Development Week?

It's a North America-wide celebration where you have the opportunity to create awareness of the economic development programs in your own communities.

Create some buzz about your Ec. Dev Week celebration:

@edaalberta @iedctweets #EDW2019 #EconDevWeek #QualityOfLife 

Last year, EDA joined economic development organizations from across the country to create a website and to produce a short video that demonstrates the importance of economic development to the fabric of a community: www.economicdevelopmentmatters.com

Take a look and feel free to use the information and the video in your own work to get the word out about the importance of economic development.

The video is available in both official languages plus there is an Indigenous version. Check it out! 

Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) 

Economic Development Establishing the Foundation 

April 30 June 3, 2019 
Online through the University of Calgary 

Read about the course and register here 

Watch this clip to learn how our CEDTP courses can benefit your professional development: Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDAOnline

Read the full online schedule for 2019. All courses are open for registration.


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Your Economic Development Network in Alberta


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