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.
The EDA Ministry Dinner
This annual dinner is an opportunity for economic development professionals and key government officials to network and share ideas.
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel in Edmonton, AB
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Each year this dinner is sold out so get your tickets today.
Thank you to our partners:
Managing Economic Development Organizations
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel
October 24 -25
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Held in partnership with EDA, this advanced IEDC course will focus on the key principles and practices of professional management in economic development.
Whether you want to boost your knowledge or advance yourself on the path towards earning your Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation, this training course offers insight into the industry's latest trends taught by the profession's most-respected leaders.
Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP)
Economic Development Establishing the Foundation
October 22 - November 25
Online through the University of Calgary
Choose to improve the decisions that will have a significant effect on your community’s future by taking this course as it sets the stage for your economic development practice.
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