Our History

History of Edmonton Economic Development

Originally named Economic Development Edmonton, our organization saw its first days of operation beginning on January 1, 1993 with the amalgamation of four economic development organizations: Edmonton Economic Development Authority, Edmonton Research Park Authority, Edmonton Convention and Tourism Authority and Edmonton Convention Centre Authority.

The inception of the organization came with a clear mandate to promote a strong, diversified economy and tourism base in the Edmonton region.

Today Edmonton Economic Development provides leadership and structure to its divisions, which now number more than the original four, all working together to enhance regional economic development and tourism activities in the Edmonton region.