Economic Development Week 

We all know that economic development is critical. It is the foundational work that helps to create jobs, support businesses, and improve the quality of life in communities large and small. Everyone is talking about the importance of economic development because we are all feeling the impact the pandemic is having on the Alberta economy; and we recognize how this practice is bolstering municipalities, helping them recover.

We encouraged municipalities, large and small, to formally recognize and celebrate May 9-13, 2022 as "Economic Development Week" in their community and take part in our Community Challenge.

About the Week      Economic Development Week Resources 

          Alberta Community Challenge

          EDA invited Alberta municipalities to join us to amplify economic development efforts in our province by taking part in the 2022 Community Challenge and to officially proclaim "May 9-13 as Economic Development Week.” 

          Once again, we were pleased to work with our partners Alberta Municipalities and Rural Municipalities Alberta in order to encourage their members to get involved. 

          Involvement in the 2022 Community Challenge gave communities the opportunity to show their commitment to economic development, and strengthen support for the work of economic development staff. We encouraged communities to:

          • Customize the sample resolution
          • Have your Council/Mayor officially proclaim the week in your community and sign the resolution
          • Share the proclamation with local media, and on your social media pages, and tag us @edaalberta.
          • Email to have it added to the EDA website.

          2022 Community Challenge - List of Alberta Communities Proclaiming or Supporting the Week

          We have exceeded our goal of 50 Communities! 

          In 2022, we promoted a new video each day of the week. Click on the links below to view them:

          Your Economic Development Network in Alberta

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