Message From Economic Developers Alberta

Alberta has emerged from the murky uncertainty caused by unprecedented challenges we have faced over the past two years and has proven its strength and resilience once again.

Alberta is built on a diverse and strong economy, modern and safe cities and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world; rolling plains adjacent to the majestic Rocky Mountains. But, it’s the people of Alberta who power this province. All Albertans, from established citizens to new Canadians, contribute to our innovation, creativity and perseverance. While we look to the future with optimism, Albertans are bearing down today to do the hard work of creating a broad-based economy, which is the key to ongoing, long-term economic growth.

Take a moment. Thumb through the pages of the 2023 edition of Invest in Alberta/Xperience Alberta magazine. Use it as a primer to further explore the investment opportunities that abound in all regions of Alberta.

Continuing the success of the two-magazines-in-one format, Invest in Alberta/Xperience Alberta showcases the province through dual yet complementary lenses.

One half of the publication, Invest in Alberta, offers a keen and compelling exploration of Alberta’s investment opportunities, while also highlighting the people and organizations that are making economic diversity and resiliency a reality.

You’ll read compelling stories such as how Alberta is uniquely positioned to play a leading role in the development of hydrogen; how the Indigenous workforce is a growing population that will help support economic growth in Alberta; and how a major Alberta university has been a top-three research facility for artificial intelligence in the world consistently over the last 20 years.

The other half, Xperience Alberta, delves into the province’s tourism and lifestyle offerings, exploring the myriad cultural, recreational and educational opportunities that make living, working and playing in the province compelling.

You’ll learn how Alberta’s dinosaurs attract tourists from around the world, how dark-sky preserves are special commitments to protect the night and how the province’s festivals, events and meetings are important economic drivers.

For nearly 50 years, EDA has provided members with leading edge professional development programs, best-practice sharing, networking opportunities and other valuable tools to help create thriving communities.

We have a long history of innovative responses to contemporary challenges. As a member-driven organization working to elevate economic development as a profession, we also support practitioners in their critical roles to bolster sustainable long-term growth that benefits all members of our society.

The theme that underpins our work in 2023 is “purpose, partner and prosper,” highlighting our commitment to work together to ensure our valued members have the expertise they need to position their communities to offer a thriving environment for investment.

Together, we are bolstering our communities, supporting the prosperity of all Albertans and ensuring our province remains Canada’s economic powerhouse for years to come.