Community Economic Development Training Program 

Economic development is an intensely competitive field. Economic Developers Alberta is helping 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. The CEDTP course series has been designed to:

  • Broaden and deepen the awareness and knowledge of economic development.
  • Provide knowledge, tools, resources, and support systems for those practicing economic development.
  • Define the function and applications of economic development, as well as direct links to sustainable and balanced growth.
  • Deliver educational opportunities to those interested in certification and professional development in the field of economic development.
  • Provide skill development for those practicing economic development

The following courses are available both in person and online:

Economic Development – Establishing the Foundation- Learn the principles, theories, and fundamentals of economic development that form the basic foundation of every community. More information here. 

Business Retention and Expansion - Integrate effective assessment and planning tools in order to help you build and retain a strong business community.

Business and Investment Attraction - Discover the important role business and investment attraction plays in advancing your economic development strategy.

More information here. 

Here's what participants had to say about EDA courses: 

"This course was very timely and long overdue for our community. A great tool for building on."

"The instructor, Natalie Gibson was excellent! There are some unique differences between each of our municipalities, but a lot is also the same.  Working together, regionalization, and collaboration across the country is the answer." 

 Among the participants: elected officials, economic development practitioners, and Community Futures representatives. 

For more information, or to book a training session, contact us at or phone us at 1.866.671.8182  

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Your Economic Development Network in Alberta 

Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182 

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