What's New?

  • October 11, 2016 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Back by popular demand. EDA is once again holding an Ignite® Session at our Annual Conference.

    Are you familiar with Ignite talksIgnite® 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.

    called Ignite®#EDA2017 EDA is now accepting applications to take part in this session during our 2017 Annual Conference held at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta.

    Read about the session and submit the online application.

    Our application deadline is January 29, 2017.

    Space is limited so apply now. You don't have to attend the Conference to take part in Ignite®#EDA2017 this experience is worth the trip to Banff! 

    Register for the EDA 2017 Annual Conference here. 

    Become a Conference partner.


  • October 11, 2016 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our province's elected officials have a unique role in the economic development of the communities they serve. They are well positioned to be the leaders, directing their political influence toward creating a vibrant economic future. 

    In EDA's course for elected officials, this group of community leaders will learn how to support their economic development officers in the strategic vision for economic growth in their region.

    Plan to attend EDA's one-day Course for Elected Officials in St. Paul next week. Space is limited so register today; it will be worth the trip:

    Course for Elected Officials
    St. Paul
    Friday, October 21
    9:00am - 4:00pm

    Register here 

    EDA is also offering you the opportunity to book a course in your community. Simply email admin@edaalberta.ca and we can give you the details on how to arrange for this course.

    Our Course for Elected Officials is a unique professional development opportunity. It equips these community leaders with the tools to support economic development professionals. In this course, you will learn how business attraction works; how business retention works; and you'll also learn the steps economic development officers take to help to revitalize economies. In today's economy, economic development is more important than ever before.


  • October 10, 2016 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is your last chance to register for EDA's Business and Investment Attraction online course. It begins tomorrow.

    Don't forget EDA members receive a 50% rebate on the course fee. This course will equip you with pertinent information during these challenging economic times.   

    Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)
    October 11 - November 8, 2016
    Online through the U of C

    Register here 

    To receive your rebate, email admin@edaalberta.ca with your course receipt.

    If you want to take this course in-person, plan to host it in your community. It is a one-day course and EDA members will receive a 50% rebate on the course fee. This offer is good until the end of this year. Contactadmin@edaalberta.ca with the dates you prefer and we will arrange for an instructor. Book now to get your preferred dates! 

    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. 

    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.

    #EDAOnline 

  • October 07, 2016 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Register today as there are just a few spaces remaining in next week's unique and timely training course led by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in partnership with EDA.  

    Called "Technology-Led Economic Development," this course 
    focuses on the competitive advantage of regions and the role of economic developers and community stakeholders in building an innovation ecosystem. 

    EDA members are eligible for at-par pricing. Enter the code AB16 to get that rate on the website.

    Technology-Led Economic Development
    October 13-14, 2016
    The Global Business Centre (Calgary Economic Development)
     731 1st. Street SE,  Calgary AB
    More information and register here

    Learn how technology-led development can enhance the competitive advantage of a region by helping the technology sectors to become a strong base of the regional economy.

    In this course participants will be introduced to the legal and financial framework for bringing innovation to market, including technology protection and product licensing. Learn how to partner with government, industry, higher education, and the private sector to create a highly integrated network of technology and innovation. 

  • October 06, 2016 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EDA’s 2016 Ministry Dinner held October 27 at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton is once again shaping up to be a huge success. This is an excellent opportunity for economic development professionals to gather with government leaders to network and share ideas. 

    Last year this event was sold out. This year we have already sold most of the tickets to this event and have just a few available. Please register soon to ensure you have a spot at the table. 

    2016 EDA Ministry Dinner
    Thursday October 27, 2015
    Matrix Hotel, Prism Room and Amber Room
    10640-100 Avenue, Edmonton

    Cocktails: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Dinner: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

    Register Here

    Please feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues whose presence you feel would be of benefit.

    Miller Thomson and the Olds Institute are partners of the 2016 Ministry Dinner.


               




  • October 06, 2016 9:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As you know, a benefit of EDA membership is your contact information published in the EDA Member Directory that appears in our Invest in Alberta magazine. It is an excellent opportunity for potential investors to get in touch with you personally. 

    This is a reminder to ensure your member contact information is current. Please review your contact information below. This is how it will appear in the 2017 edition of Invest in Alberta.

    If changes and / or additions need to be made please sign into your EDA account on our website and make the necessary changes directly as soon as possible, otherwise it will appear as noted below. Please do not reply to this e-mail.

    Your nametitleorganization, business addressbusiness phone number and business e-mail will be required in order make the EDA Member Directory consistent and professional looking. 

    Please take the time to review your contact information below to ensure all requirements are met.  

    Name: 

    Job Title: 

    Organization: 

    Mailing Address: 

    Work Phone Number: 

    Work E-mail

    The deadline to make these changes is Friday, October 14.   

    If you would like to see what our 2016 membership directory looked like here is a link to last year's magazine. 

    Thank you.

  • October 05, 2016 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At the IEDC conference in Cleveland last week, IEDC premiered an inspiring video in recognition of the Year of the Economic Developer.

    Sometimes the work we do in our communities is tough and thankless. We don’t see immediate results. Some of our activities take months or years to come to fruition. But we continue, because deep down we believe we are making a difference.

    For those of you who are economic development practitioners, take a couple of minutes to view the video. After watching, I am sure you will be even more proud of the work you do and how you are making your community, region and province a better place for all. 

    For those of you who aren’t sure about what your economic developer does, have a look. You may be surprised at the type of work they are doing to make your community thrive.

     Please click here to watch this video.

    In closing, I want to personally thank all of Alberta’s dedicated economic development professionals for the hard work each of you do every day. Collectively, we are making a difference.

    Enjoy your day as we continue to celebrate the Year of the Economic Developer!

    Sincerely,

    Leann Hackman-Carty, CEO

  • October 04, 2016 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In one week, EDA's Business and Investment Attraction Online Course begins. Don't forget EDA members receive a 50% rebate on the course fee. This course will equip you with pertinent information during these challenging economic times.   

    Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)
    October 11 - November 8, 2016
    Online through the U of C

    Register here 

    To receive your rebate, email admin@edaalberta.ca with your course receipt.

    If you want to take this course in-person, plan to host it in your community. It is a one-day course and EDA members will receive a 50% rebate on the course fee. This offer is good until the end of this year. Contactadmin@edaalberta.ca with the dates you prefer and we will arrange for an instructor. Book now to get your preferred dates! 

    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. 

    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.

    #EDAOnline 

  • October 04, 2016 9:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EDAC will once again host a group sitting of the Ec.D. exam during its 48th Professional Development Conference - on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Saskatoon, SK.

    Contact the EDAC office at gardiner@edac.ca if you are ready, have enough points and would like to write! 

    Join your colleagues across Canada who have already earned the Ec.D. Designation.

    More information here.


  • September 27, 2016 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Avoid the wait list! Register today for EDA's popular Business and Investment Attraction Online Course. It begins in two weeks. Don't forget EDA members receive a 50% rebate on the course fee. 

    Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)
    October 11 - November 8, 2016
    Online through the U of C

    Register here 

    To receive your rebate, email admin@edaalberta.ca with your course receipt.

    If you want to take this course in-person, plan to host it in your community. It is a one-day course and EDA members will receive a 50% rebate on the course fee. This offer is good until the end of this year. Contactadmin@edaalberta.ca with the dates you prefer and we will arrange for an instructor. Book now to get your preferred dates! 

    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. 

    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.

    #EDAOnline 

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