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 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 Recovery and Resiliency Program

Plan to attend our condensed Economic Disaster Resilience & Recovery workshop to get a taste of what we have to offer:

Monday September 23

2:30 - 5:00 pm

J.W. Marriott Hotel, Edmonton, AB

register here 

Disasters don't discriminate. Natural disasters can happen without warning. Factory closures, cyber security breaches and major industry shifts can also cause significant economic disruptions.

EDA can help your community prepare.

Book our one-day Economic Disaster Resilience & Recovery Workshop today. In 2019 we are offering this workshop at a reduced cost. 

The 2019 Community Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency is available for you to download as you prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

Click on the image to download your free copy.

Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) 

Business & Investment Attraction 

*new date

September 24 - October 28

Online through the University of Calgary 

Read how this course enhances your professional development and Register here.

Students receive a 50% rebate on the course fee upon the successful completion of this course.

This course also counts as points toward your professional designation. 

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The EDA Ministry Dinner

This annual dinner is an opportunity for economic development professionals and key government officials to network and share ideas. 

October 24

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel in Edmonton, AB

5:00 - 9:00 pm

Each year this dinner is sold out so get your tickets today.

Read more about the event and register here.

Thank you to our partners:


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Your Economic Development Network in Alberta


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