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. These days 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. This year is an election year in municipalities across Alberta. It is also a great reason to encourage municipalities, large and small, to formally recognize and celebrate May 9-15, 2021 as "Economic Development Week" in their community.

About the Week      Economic Development Week Resources 

          Alberta Community Challenge

          This year, AUMA and RMA have joined us in order to help amplify economic development efforts in our province by taking part in the 2021 Community Challenge. So get involved! 

          Your involvement in the 2021 Community Challenge gives you a voice. It lets your community know you value economic development, and helps  strengthen support for the work your economic development staff does throughout the year.

          • 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. Don’t forget to tag us  @edaalberta.
          • Email and it will be added to the EDA website.

          Alberta Communities Participating in the 2021 Community Challenge

          Many Alberta Communities are Recognizing Economic Development Week in Unique Ways

          Let us know how you are celebrating. Email 

          Alberta Hub (*38 communities)  -  City of Lethbridge   -  Alberta Jobs, Economy and Innovation - City of Lethbridge Lights up Economic Development Week

          Alberta SouthWest Municipalities Shine a Light on Economic Development 

          2021 Economic Development Week Events

          • No upcoming events

          We are also releasing a new video each day of the week. So watch for:

          • May 9-   Jeff Finkle, President & CEO, IEDC- History of International Economic Development Week
          • May 10- Trevor Lewington, President, EDA- Importance of celebrating and recognizing economic development efforts in your community
          • May 11- Brett Doney, IEDC Ethics Course Instructor- Why ethics are important in our profession
          • May 12- Natalie Gibson, CEDTP Trainer- The need for specialized professional development courses in our field
          • May 13- Pat Nicol, EDA Board Member- EDA's Mentorship Program
          • May 14- What is Economic Development
          • May 15- EDA Xperience 2021- Join leaders from across the province! 

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