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  • January 23, 2017 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 

    Conference Round Up

    There are 57 days until EDA's 2017 Annual Conference at the Banff Centre in Banff, AB. In an effort to keep our delegates informed, we will be sending you Conference Round Up emails. Check out what's new with our planning and what you can expect at the 2017 Conference. Click on the links below for more information:

    Submission Deadline Friday, January 27 - EDA Awards of Excellence: Recognize excellence in economic development in the province. Don't miss out, apply today. Any EDA member in good standing can submit an application. 

    Application Deadline Sunday, January 29 - Ignite®EDA2017: One of the most popular sessions at the Conference. Share your passion at our Ignite® Session. Apply here. Successful applicants will be notified February 12. 

    Accommodation: Even though onsite accommodation at The Banff Centre is full; rooms at our convenient offsite hotel option are still available. Book your room at the Banff Caribou Lodge. Space is limited! Rooms are released February 1

    *See a Map of the Banff Centre here. All Conference proceedings will take place at The Banff Centre.

    Pre-Conference SessionEDAC Pre-Course: Economic Diversification-strategies for Revitalizing Local Economies 

    Pre-Conference SessionEC.D. Certification EXAM 

    Pre-Conference SessionAlberta Brewers On Tap Pre Conference Reception

    *New this Year Conference Connectors: These are unique interactive sessions for delegates designed to enhance your networking experience at the Conference. We are offering two sessions. Click on the links below to read about them and to register: 

    Conference SpeakersRead the bios of the speakers and moderators we have lined up so far. 

    Conference Partnerships Available: Join a prestigious group! This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your company or organization to an international audience of over 400 economic development experts. 


  • January 23, 2017 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA Media Release

    For Immediate Release 

    Economic Opportunity Assessment studying current challenges and opportunities in Wood Buffalo 

    (Fort McMurray, AB – January 23, 2017) – In the wake of the May 2016 wildfire, an Economic Opportunity Assessment is being conducted this week to better understand the current economic climate in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and to plan future supports.

    The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s (RMWB) Economic Development Department and the Recovery Task Force have invited a team of 10 experts in economic development following a natural disaster to conduct this in-depth assessment.

    The team, led by Economic Developers Alberta (EDA), will work with local businesses and key stakeholders to study the current challenges, the progress of recovery, and opportunities to improve the economic outlook of our community as a whole.

    “EDA is pleased to bring together this team of experts, because we know that economic developers have a critical role to play in economic and business recovery efforts,” said Leann Hackman-Carty, EDA CEO. “Many communities across North America have experienced natural disasters in the past, and have valuable expertise to share with others. By bringing together a team of economic development professionals with specific expertise and experience, we are able to help support the RMWB’s ongoing economic recovery efforts.”

    This assessment is made possible thanks to funding and support from the Government of Alberta. A report based on the assessment findings will be delivered in March and will include short-, medium- and long-term recommendations for success in the business community, which drives job creation, workforce development, and local commerce.

    “We are excited to partner with the team from EDA as we work to better understand where there are opportunities to improve the future of Wood Buffalo,” said Natasha Hartson, RMWB Economic Development Department. “Thanks to this we can better support the business community and accelerate the economic recovery of the region.”

    For more information about the assessment, email economic.development@rmwb.ca or visit choosewoodbuffalo.ca/eoa or visit edaalberta.ca

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    Media Inquiries:

    Leann Hackman-Carty, EDA CEO
    Cell: (403)-807-7746

    leann@edaalberta.ca

    Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    pio@rmwb.ca


  • November 30, 2016 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is a reminder that tomorrow is the deadline for the early-bird rate for EDA's 2017 Annual Conference. Register today to get the best price.

    EDA's 2017 Annual Conference
    March 22-24, 2017
    The Banff Centre 
    107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
    Banff, Alberta
    Register for the Conference and Book your Room at the Banff Centre here 

    Each year our Annual Conference attracts experts in the field of economic development and elected officials from across Alberta and North America. With a new venue and new programming in 2017, we are expecting our very successful Conference to be even better.

    The theme for EDA's 2017 Annual Conference is Embracing Change; Creating Opportunity

    See you at the Conference #EDA2017 

  • November 29, 2016 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you are looking for a tool to help you with your business retention and expansion strategy then our AlbertaBusinessCounts (ABC) Program is the answer. 

    This software 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. 

    Next week is the final training webinar for 2016.

    The webinar will focus on leveraging data obtained by the ABC system. The session will cover reporting, communication, mass tagging and much more: 

    AlbertaBusinessCounts Training Webinar:
    Wednesday, December 7
    12:00 - 1:00 pm
    Register here

    FREE

    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. 


  • November 28, 2016 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is a reminder that Thursday, December 1 is the deadline for the early-bird rate for EDA's 2017 Annual Conference. Register now to get the best price.

    EDA's 2017 Annual Conference
    March 22-24, 2017
    The Banff Centre 
    107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
    Banff, Alberta
    Register for the Conference and Book your Room at the Banff Centre here 

    Each year our Annual Conference attracts experts in the field of economic development and elected officials from across Alberta and North America. With a new venue and new programming in 2017, we are expecting our very successful Conference to be even better.

    The theme for EDA's 2017 Annual Conference is Embracing Change; Creating Opportunity

    See you at the Conference #EDA2017 

  • November 23, 2016 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Next week is the deadline for the early-bird rate at EDA's 2017 Annual Conference.

    Take advantage of the reduced prices by registering for the Conference before Thursday, December 1.

    EDA's 2017 Annual Conference
    March 22-24, 2017
    The Banff Centre 
    107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
    Banff, Alberta
    Register for the Conference and Book your Room at the Banff Centre here 

    Each year our Annual Conference attracts experts in the field of economic development and elected officials from across Alberta and North America. With a new venue and new programming in 2017, we are expecting our very successful Conference to be even better.

    The theme for EDA's 2017 Annual Conference is Embracing Change; Creating Opportunity

    See you at the Conference #EDA2017 


  • November 18, 2016 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Take advantage of our 2016 pricing; host one of our Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) courses in your community. 

    You can save even more money by hosting EDA's Business and Investment Attraction (BIA) Course. EDA members will receive a 50% rebate on the course fee. This offer is good until the end of this year. 

    Our BIA course covers community investment readiness; competitive advantage, how to select key target markets for investment attraction; working with site selectors; and attracting foreign direct investment to help your community expand its economic base. 

    Contact admin@edaalberta with the dates you prefer and EDA will arrange for an instructor to come to your community to facilitate the one-day in-person courses. These lower prices are good until December 31, 2016. Book now. 

    As you know, our CEDTP training program is an excellent professional development opportunity for those in the field of economic development. Our program helps your competitive advantage by offering a variety of courses designed to deliver information on the best practices and established tools you can use to help your region thrive.

    These courses are eligible for credits towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA. They can also be applied to your Ec.D designation.

  • November 18, 2016 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It was one of the hottest tickets at EDA's 2016 Annual Conference and it is back by popular demand. 

    EDA is holding an Ignite® Session at our 2017 Annual Conference. The applications are beginning to roll in and we suggest you apply soon to secure your spot as space is limited. Our application deadline is January 29, 2017.

    Read about the session and submit the online application.

    Our 2017 Annual Conference is being held at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta but you don't have to attend the Conference to take part in Ignite®#EDA2017. This experience is worth the trip to Banff! 

    Ignite® is a presentation format where a presenter speaks while slides advance automatically to support them. An Ignite® presentation is exactly 5 minutes and contains exactly 20 slides.

    Register for the EDA 2017 Annual Conference here. 

    Become a Conference partner.

    #EDA2017 See you at the Conference.

  • November 18, 2016 10:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In four days EDA's Economic Development Establishing the Foundation course begins. Register today to take advantage of the 2016 pricing. 

    This course provides a solid introduction to the skills and knowledge you need in this profession.  

    Economic Development Establishing the Foundation
    November 22 - December 20, 2016
    Online through the University of Calgary

    Register here

    As you know, our CEDTP training program is an excellent professional development opportunity for those in the field of economic development. Our program helps your competitive advantage by offering a variety of courses designed to deliver information on the best practices and established tools you can use to help your region thrive.

    These courses are eligible for credits towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA. They can also be applied to your Ec.D designation.

    These courses are also available in person. Contact admin@edaalberta.ca to arrange for this course in your community. 

    #EDAOnline 

  • November 16, 2016 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Take advantage of the 2016 pricing by registering today for next week's Economic Development Establishing the Foundation course. 

    This course provides a solid introduction to the skills and knowledge you need in this profession.  

    The course begins in six days. Don't miss out:

    Economic Development Establishing the Foundation
    November 22 - December 20, 2016
    Online through the University of Calgary

    Register here

    As you know, our CEDTP training program is an excellent professional development opportunity for those in the field of economic development. Our program helps your competitive advantage by offering a variety of courses designed to deliver information on the best practices and established tools you can use to help your region thrive.

    These courses are eligible for credits towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA. They can also be applied to your Ec.D designation.

    These courses are also available in person. Contact admin@edaalberta.ca to arrange for this course in your community. 

    #EDAOnline 

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