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 almost 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. 

EDA Awards and Recognition:

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) along with nine other economic development organizational partners from Canada and the U.S. were selected by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a Gold Award recipient for Excellence in Economic Development! 

EDA was part of a nation-wide partnership that produced a website and video demonstrating the importance of economic development to the fabric of a community. Visit: www.economicdevelopmentmatters.com

EDA is proud to be a winner of an SDG Leadership Award for our Economic Recovery and Resiliency Program. Click on the award banner to read about our nationally celebrated program. 

More EDA Awards

2018 EDA Ministry Dinner

Thursday, October 25

Coast Edmonton Hotel, Edmonton AB

Register here space is limited.

The annual EDA Ministry Dinner is an opportunity for approximately 120 community economic development professionals and key government officials to network, to share information and to explore potential partnerships. This event is unique as it follows an interactive format. Register today as this event sells out each year. 

Read who will be joining you at your table.

Gold Creek Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership and Nauticol Energy Ltd. are partners of this event. 

E-mail: admin@edaalberta.ca



 2019 EDA Annual Conference:  April 3 - 5, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 EDA Annual Conference held at the Banff Centre in Banff AB. 

At the Conference we will be celebrating EDA's 45th Anniversary: our theme is Celebrate the Past. Thrive in the Present. Excel in the Future. 

Click here to read:  

  1. How you can stay up to date on the Conference agenda by downloading the 2019 Conference App. 
  2. How you can become a Conference Partner.
  3. How you can become a speaker by reading the guidelines for the call for Conference papers. 

#EDA2019         See you at the Conference!

Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP)


Economic Development Establishing the Foundation

October 23 - November 26, 2018

Online through the University of Calgary

Read about the course and Register Here

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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