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. 

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:

Managing Economic Development Organizations

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel

October 24 -25

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Read more about this course and register here

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

Register here

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. 

This course also counts as points toward your professional designation. 

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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.


Key Partners           

Your Economic Development Network in Alberta


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