About EDAA

The Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA) is a membership-based organization focused on promoting economic growth in Alabama. Economic development professionals throughout the state, along with individuals and companies in related fields, work together with the EDAA staff and board of directors to help positively influence state legislation and industrial growth within the state.

The Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA) is a network of Alabama economic development professionals. Currently, EDAA has over 500 members, including directors and staff members from local economic development associations, as well as other individuals involved in economic growth in Alabama. Our members enjoy the benefits of networking opportunities, professional development and legislative representation.

What is Economic Development?

Alabama economic developers are tasked with improving the quality of life in Alabama and understanding what drives businesses to call Alabama their home. Economic development brings business and industry together in order to improve the economic, political and social well-being of Alabamians alike. These sizeable challenges work best when matched with economic strategies at state and regional levels in order to ensure priorities and progress remain at the forefront.

Our Mission

EDAA will purposefully advocate issues which can positively impact the economic development community and profession in Alabama through legislation and professional development.

Our Vision

EDAA is the premier organization for economic development professionals in Alabama.