Economic developers provide valued expertise that is integral to fostering an economically prosperous, diverse, sustainable Alberta.
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 50 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.
Conference Website is now LIVE!
Virtual EDA Annual Conference, November 25-26
EDA’s 2020 Annual Conference is coming to you!
All the action is taking place on our Conference Website.
XperienceEDA.ca is now LIVE! Check back often as we are constantly updating it.
All you need to attend Xperience#EDA2020 is a laptop, phone, or tablet. Any device where you can access the internet.
Get ready for a comprehensive experience that's easy to navigate: stream first-rate professional development, best practices, and information about economic development trends and opportunities directly to your home office, at your kitchen table, or even in your car. There will also be LIVE networking sessions and Q&A's.
This format allows us to have our most expanded reach ever! Our Xperience#EDA2020 virtual Conference will inspire you, will inform you and will provide the most comprehensive networking experience you have ever had! Read more about Xperience#EDA2020.
Paying Tribute to Gerry Gabinet
EDA has lost a long standing member and giant in the economic development community.
Free COVID-19 Sessions
Learn how the CRM software in our AlbertaBusinessCounts Program will help you navigate the impact of the pandemic.
Join us for two 30 minute free “lunch and learn” webinars that will showcase how your colleagues across Canada and the United States are adapting to the new COVID-19 reality.
Invest in Alberta 2021 Magazine
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives and our economies upside down. But Albertans are resilient and creative and we want the world to know it!
Now more than ever, our Invest in Alberta magazine is important as a platform to tell unique and inspirational Alberta stories. Planning for our 2021 edition is underway and we want EDA members to be a part of it.
Our Economic Disaster Recovery Program ensures you have access to the best training and resources to minimize economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To read the EDA COVID-19 response, click here.
Toolkit for Economic Resilience and Recovery
Our toolkit is designed to help all 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. More information here.