This course is the first in a series that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to become proficient at economic development. In choosing to educate yourself, you have chosen to improve the decisions that will have a significant effect on your community’s future. The function of economic development (ED) is often complex, and understanding your role in the process will be key both to the success of your career, and to the overall success of your economic development activities. This course is the 30,000-foot view of the process of economic development. It provides the theory and fundamentals of ED along with examples of how it can be applied. There is no one way to do ED. Each community, organization or volunteer group will do ED differently.
The primary goals of this course are to:
To register https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=12618114.
Instructor: Holly Sorgen
Our strategic partner, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has designated the week of May 7 - 12, 2018 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 to help you get started on your campaign to increase exposure for the profession and the benefits of economic development.
Email us at email@example.com with your iconic development week initiative and we will post it on our website.
EDA’s Economic Development for Elected Official's course provides you with strategies, tools, resources and experiences to help your community survive, thrive and grow.
Course Trainer: Natalie Gibson
Register now! Space is limited.
Read more about the course here.
If you are thinking about signing up for our AlbertaBusinessCounts program now is the time to do it. There are a number of new modules, features and enhancements for the ExecutivePulse CRM System. Many of these will impact you—regardless of how you use the CRM System.
Join us for this FREE training webinar to learn more. Please join us from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
Access Code: 385-262-277
EDA believes business retention and expansion programs are best performed as a community driven activity to maximize local development of existing industry. Each community or region develops its own approaches to conduct business outreach. A robust CRM is an integral part of this approach.
The AlbertaBusinessCounts (ABC) Program gives your community a consistent method for gathering the data needed to identify and analyze business needs at the local, regional and provincial level.
Within our program is a series of free webinars designed to provide you with information and training relating to our AlbertaBusinessCounts Program.
EDA holds the provincial master license for Executive Pulse, a software designed to collect and analyze data on existing industries in Alberta. A special licensing agreement enables EDA to make this software available to economic development organizations at a reduced price.
Instructor: Natalie Gibson
To register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=15264259.
Join us from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
You can also dial in using your phone.
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9380
United States: +1 (224) 501-3316
Access Code: 483-714-605
Plan now to attend the 2018 EDAC Conference in Fredericton, NB.
For more information see www.edac.ca.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Online registration https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=15410870
Instructor: Natalie Gibson
Join us at the Annual Alberta Urban Muncipalities Association convention.
EDA board members will be welcoming you to our booth. Come and visit them!
For more information and to register go to www.auma.ca.
Plan to attend the upcoming IEDC Fall Conference.
For more information click here.
This hands-on course will review the fundamentals of developing and implementing a high-impact marketing and attraction plan. Businesses looking to locate or expand need accurate, up-to-date, and credible information and communities need rock-solid marketing techniques to reach the needs of the business community. Course participants will be able to learn how to craft their community's message by learning about online marketing fundamentals, website design, and current trends in foreign direct investnment. Participants will also explore various mediums of communication, including how to best utilize social media and other technologies as economic development marketing tools. Case studies and will highlight the dos and don'ts of economic development marketing and attraction.
• Identifying target audiences using data-driven techniques
• Developing a community marketing plan and brand
• Garnering internal and external support for the marketing campaign
• Engaging social media and website design to target new markets
• Making the most of your foreign direct investment efforts
• Benchmarking, evaluating, and monitoring the marketing plan
To register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=12618114.
The purpose of this dinner and speed-dating style event is to bring together EDA members and key federal and provincial Ministry representatives to network, share information and explore potential partnerships.
Gold Sponsor: Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership
Cancellations before October 18 will be less $25 admin fee. No refunds after that.
For information about the hotel click here. Or download the promo information above. Group reservations available until September 30.
For more information see www.rmalberta.com.
For more information see www.rmaalberta.com
Plan now to attend the 2019 conference.
Your Economic Development Network in Alberta
Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182