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. Our varied membership includes: municipalities; towns; regions; tourism groups; financial institutions; Crown Corporations; businesses; Regional Economic Development Authorities; Community Futures Development Corporations.  Join now.

Economic Developers Alberta has received two prestigious international awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). EDA President Bev Thornton received the Jeffery A Finkle Organizational Leadership Award for her outstanding work. She is the first Canadian to receive this award. EDA received the Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for the Wood Buffalo Business Recovery Hotline. 

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Invest in Alberta 2018

Invest in Alberta is the official magazine of Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) and highlights the hard work and innovative thinking of EDA and it's members. Stories in the magazine explore new and inventive opportunities for investors to see significant returns. 

Book your ad today. Our sales deadline is December 1, 2017.

This year, in addition to the printed edition of the magazine, we are offering something new ensuring the magazine's reach will be unlimited. EDA and RedPoint Media are designing a "microsite,essentially the magazine in a website format complete with its own URL. 

For this 2018 edition only, we are offering those who purchase a full page or half page AD in our print edition, the added bonus of a big box advertisement for one year on the microsite. 

Invest in Alberta reaches a powerful and influential audience in Alberta and around the world shining a light on the editing advantage our province has to offer. Rate card. 

Contact Anita McGillis: amcgillis@redpointmedia.ca 

Ph: 403.909.9839

More about Invest in Alberta here. 


Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) 

Economic Development Establishing the Foundation

This course will provide you with a good foundation of knowledge, tools and resources for working within community economic development and with elected officials, economic development practitioners, and stakeholders.

Economic Development Establishing the Foundation 
November 14 - December 18, 2017
Online through the University of Calgary

Register here

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. Our next course is 

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