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 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. 

EDA 2018 Annual Conference

Held at the Banff Centre in Banff AB, you won't want to miss this opportunity to network with nearly 400 economic development professionals from across North America. Our Annual Conference features a wide range of break-out sessions and top notch keynote speakers delivering the information you need to enhance your economic development practice. 

Registration is now closed.

Read about the Conference

@edaalberta #EDA2018   See you at the Conference! 


Invest in Alberta Microsite

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is pleased to present the microsite of the 2018 edition of Invest in Alberta magazine.  

Visit the microsite at: www.investalbertamag.ca

Created by RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions, publishers of the 2018 edition of Invest in Alberta magazine, the investalbertamag.ca microsite is essentially the magazine in website format with its own unique URL.

Each article has its own dedicated page making it easy for you to share the material by sharing the link to the page. There are also social media buttons on the microsite making it simple to share information to your social media pages.

The EDA Member Directory is searchable which means potential investors and others who are interested in more information can easily locate contact email addresses and phone numbers.

More information here.

Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) 

Business and Investment Attraction
March 6 - April 9
Online through the University of Calgary

Register here

*EDA Members are eligible for a 50% rebate.

This course is designed to increase your understanding of the importance of business investment and attraction as a strategy in economic development; and to introduce and profile how business investment attraction can benefit your community.

All of our online courses are open for registration. 

Read the 2018 schedule on our website.

Watch this clip to learn how our CEDTP courses can benefit your professional development: 

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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