Economic Development Week May 6 - 11, 2019
Our strategic partner, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has designated the week of May 6 - 11, 2019 as Economic Development Week. We invite you to take part in this North America-wide campaign that consists of activities designed to create awareness of the economic development programs in your communities that enhance your quality of life.
Download this toolkit developed by IEDC to help you get started on your campaign to increase exposure for the profession and the benefits of economic development. You will also find examples of successful campaigns from 2018. @iedctweets @edaalberta #EconDevWeek #QualityOfLife #EDW2019
Economic Development Matters
In 2018, to commemorate International Economic Development Week, EDA joined economic development organizations from across the country to create a website and to produce a short video that demonstrates the importance of economic development to the fabric of a community. This video is also designed to assist economic developers in educating your community, stakeholders, and Council on their important work.
The www.EconomicDevelopmentMatters.com website contains the video in both official languages. Feel free to download these videos and make good use of them.
EDA Twitter Contest
We also took to Twitter in 2018 and initiated a contest inviting participants to Tweet a selfie style video approximately 30 seconds in length. Video participants described in their most passionate voices why economic development is important to their community or why they love their job as an economic developer. The winner received a free EDA Membership for a year. See the winning video!
Coming soon, details about our 2019 activities!