• October 05, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA Professional Development 

    Business & Investment Attraction (BIA)

     ONLINE Course Begins Tomorrow

    Dear Nancy Toombs,

    A quick reminder that tomorrow is the day your Business and Investment Attraction journey begins.

    Register for our online course and learn how to develop strategies that will have a positive impact on your community.

    Important information, especially now.  

    Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)

    October 6 - November 9

    online through the University of Calgary

    Register Here 

    All of our online Community Economic Development Training program (CEDTP) courses are open for registration; read our schedule of online CEDTP courses here and register.

    By successfully completing the courses in our CEDTP program, you qualify for points toward your Ec.D Certification. 

    You can also earn points toward the Professional Management Certificate - Economic Developers through the University of Calgary.


  • September 20, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For Immediate Release


    Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) Enables Alberta Communities to Shine a Spotlight on Local Businesses and Attractions

    EDA becomes exclusive provider of the Xperience Alberta app platform, the result of an agreement with developer 468 Communications

    Calgary, AB (September 21, 2020) – Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) Alberta’s leading professional organization for economic developers, is now the exclusive provider of a platform enabling Alberta communities to create their own branded mobile app. This app encourages users to shop at local businesses and to visit local attractions.

    Called the Xperience Alberta app, it is available to all Alberta communities. This offering is made possible through a licensing agreement with 468 Communications. 

    “Because of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more communities are looking for ways to inspire residents to shop locally and to direct visitors to local destinations encouraging them to spend more time and money at home,” said Leann Hackman Carty, EDA CEO. “This resource is a powerful tool for engaging residents and visitors in a way that drives them to local businesses, events and attractions.”

    Built using 468 Insider technology from 468 Communications, the Xperience Alberta app rewards people for visiting places, creating incentives for in-person engagement and commerce at the local level.

    Communities that purchase an Xperience Alberta license create their own branded app and can easily customize the look and feel, locations and content. It can be managed and dynamically updated with an easy-to-use online control panel. Easy to read reports also provide valuable data so communities understand the local establishments that are popular; and the part of the world app users are from.

    “Economic Developers Alberta is clearly demonstrating its leadership in economic development with this commitment to helping Albertans create a presence economy,” said Tim Fry, Founder of 468 Communications. “We are pleased to have a licensing agreement with EDA to help bring this valuable tool to EDA members and to all Alberta communities.”

    To learn how to create an Xperience Alberta app, visit www.edaalberta.ca/app

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    About EDA

    Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is Alberta's leading economic development network. For almost 50 years, it has been committed to advancing the economic development profession by providing resources, professional development and networking opportunities. As a non-profit organization, it is governed by a volunteer board of directors that represent the interests of its membership. Visit www.edaalberta.ca

    For more information please contact:


    Leann Hackman Carty, EDA CEO

    Phone: 403-807-7746


      

    Tim Fry, Founder 468 Communications 

    Phone: 206-660-4321



  • September 15, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      


    Business & Investment Attraction (BIA)

     ONLINE Course Begins October 6


    Now that you're back in routine after summer, plan your professional development activities with EDA.

    Register for our next online course and learn how to develop business and investment attraction strategies that will help your community expand its economic base. 

    Equipping yourself with economic development strategies are important now more than ever. Along with the safety and convenience of online learning, our courses deliver first rate information. Our next course begins in 3 weeks: 

    Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)

    October 6 - November 9*

    online through the University of Calgary

    Register Here 


    All of our online Community Economic Development Training program (CEDTP) courses are open for registration; read our schedule of online CEDTP courses here and register.

    By successfully completing the courses in our CEDTP program, you qualify for points toward your Ec.D Certification. 

    You can also earn points toward the Professional Management Certificate - Economic Developers through the University of Calgary.

    *date has changed from September 22


  • January 31, 2020 2:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Business Retention and Expansion Course

    *NEW date 

    February 18 - March 23

    Online through the University of Calgary

    Learn this essential economic development strategy with the convenience of online learning. 

    This course earns you credits toward your EcD designation as well as the Management Certificate U of C.

    BRE Registration
  • January 30, 2020 4:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EDA Awards of Excellence 

    Community Award Submission Summary


    EDA is making it easy for you to submit your entry for the Community Awards of Excellence.

    We have created a document that lists all the information you need to supply giving you the opportunity to prepare you submission ahead of time making the online application process more efficient.C

    Community Award Information 

    \Don't forget, the deadline to submit your entry is Monday, February 24 at 4:30 pm.

     Submit your entry for the Annual Awards Excellence 

    This year we have made improvements to our program giving you an even better way to celebrate your accomplishments and to share your best practices.

    Our most notable changes:

    1. There is just one Alex Metcalfe Award; a "Best in Show" of all of the Community Award Winners. 

    2. Be prepared to pitch! The awards committee will randomly choose 10 entries for a 5 minute presentation in front of your colleagues at the EDA Annual Conference in April. (You will be notified ahead of time and given the opportunity to rehearse)

    3. People's Choice Award. With your entry please provide a digital representation of your initiative to be showcased on story boards at the Conference venue; your peers will have a chance to vote on it.

    Good luck!  Lets celebrate your hard work. 

    Read about the 2020 Annual Conference and register here 


  • January 24, 2020 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EDA Awards of Excellence 

    Deadline in One Month

    This is a reminder that in one month, Monday February 24 is the deadline to submit your entry for our Annual Awards of Excellence. 

    This year we have made improvements to our program giving you an even better way to celebrate your accomplishments and to share your best practices.

    Submit your entry for the Annual Awards of Excellence

    Our most notable changes:

    1. There is just one Alex Metcalfe Award; a "Best in Show" of all of the Community Award Winners. 

    2. Be prepared to pitch! The awards committee will randomly choose 10 entries for a 5 minute presentation in front of your colleagues at the EDA Annual Conference in April. (You will be notified ahead of time and given the opportunity to rehearse)

    3. People's Choice Award. With your entry please provide a digital representation of your initiative to be showcased on story boards at the Conference venue; your peers will have a chance to vote on it.

    Good luck!  Let's celebrate your hard work.

  • September 18, 2018 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    A Message from Economic Developers Alberta 

      

    EDA and CANDO (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) invite you to attend a reception they are hosting as part of CANDO's Annual Convention and AGM. 

    The reception is being held on Thursday, October 25 from 3-4 pm at the River Cree Resort, Enoch AB. The event is free and there is no need to RSVP but if you have any questions please contact 1.800.463.9300.

    This event is immediately before EDA's 2018 Ministry Dinner held Thursday, October 25 beginning at 5:00 pm at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel. 

    It is a 25 minute drive from the River Cree Resort to the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel.

    Click here to see the map and get directions.

    Don't forget to register for the Ministry Dinner as it sells out every year.




  • September 14, 2018 10:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EDA Event Calendar 

    EDA 2019 Annual Conference

    Held at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta 

    April 3 - 5, 2019

    Read about the Conference and register today.

    #EDA2019


    Economic Development Establishing the Foundation

    October 23 - November 26, 2018 

    Online through the University of Calgary

    Register here

    Points can be applied to your professional certification.

    Complete schedule of online courses here.

    #EDAOnline


    Economic Resilience Training for Community and Regional Leaders

    Wednesday, October 24  in Hinton, AB

    Hosted by: Community Futures West Yellowhead

    Read about the Economic Resilience Training Program

    book our award winning course  today: admin@edaalberta.ca


    2018 EDA Ministry Dinner 

    Thursday October 25 - Coast Edmonton Hotel, Edmonton AB

    Tickets are selling quickly. Don't miss out on networking with economic development professionals as well as key government officials such as Minister Deron Bilous, Economic Development and Trade and Minister Shaye Anderson, Alberta Municipal Affairs. Read the other key officials who have RSVP'd so far.

    This dinner sells out each year.

    Register here 

    Read about EDA's 2017 Ministry Dinner

    Become a sponsor of this prestegious event. Only one sponsorship opportunity left! 

    E-mail: admin@edaalberta.ca


    IEDC's Economic Development  Marketing and Attraction Course

    October 11 -12

    Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel, Calgary AB

    Read about the course and register here.




    Economic Development for Elected Officials

    To book this course in your community contact: admin@edaalberta.ca

    Read why this course is an essential tool for these community leaders.




    AUMA Annual Convention

    September 26 – 28 Westerner Park, Red Deer AB

    EDA CEO Leann Hackman-Carty and EDA board member Martin Ebel will be welcoming you to our booth #63. 

    For more information and to register go to www.auma.ca.

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