Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is Alberta's leading economic development network. For almost 50 years, it has been committed to advancing the economic development profession by providing resources, professional development and networking opportunities. As a non-profit organization, it is governed by a volunteer board of directors that represent the interests of its membership.


Economic developers provide valued expertise that is integral to fostering an economically prosperous, diverse, sustainable Alberta.


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.

Strategic Priorities

  • Nourish mutually beneficial ALLIANCES and partnerships
  • Promote quality, diverse EDUCATION and training
  • Identify relevant INFORMATION, research and best practices 
  • Ensure ORGANIZATIONAL sustainability
  • UNWAVERING commitment to leadership in the economic development field

EDA Earns an International Award! 

EDA Received an Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC.)

EDA won a silver category award for our Innovation in Economic Development Week at IEDC's 2020 Excellence in Economic Development Awards Program during its Annual Conference. 

The winners of IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development awards represent the very best of economic development and exemplify the ingenuity, integrity, and leadership that our profession strives for each and every day.

Your Economic Development Network in Alberta

Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software