Why Join?

As a distinguished member of the BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA), you gain exclusive access to a wide range of products and services designed to enhance your work in the economic development profession. By utilizing just a few of these offerings, members can easily recoup the cost of their membership through our generous discounts.

Through our esteemed professional development services and conferences such as BC BusinessCounts, 468 BCEDA Insider, Localintel savings, Kal Tire discounts, and more, our members become part of a vast network of economic development professionals. This provides invaluable opportunities to exchange best practices, access strategic resources, and seize rare growth prospects. Moreover, our unique partnership with Perkopolis grants members access to over 5,000 exclusive perks, including savings on flights with WestJet, car rentals, hotel stays, computer purchases, and more.

Member organizations, including local governments and Indigenous communities, enjoy a 10% discount on In-Community workshops such as the Economic Development for Local Leader sessions. These workshops now include a comprehensive summary report, highlighting key insights from the session, additional information on successful economic development approaches, and recommended actions based on the valuable input collected during the workshop.

Being a BCEDA member positions you, your organization, and your community for unparalleled success in the field of economic development. Join our esteemed community of over 500 BCEDA members today representing Provincial, Federal, Local and Indigenous Governments, Chambers of Commerce, Community Futures, the private sector, and more, and unlock the multitude of benefits that await you:
  • Networking opportunities and strategic partnerships
  • Extensive Resource Library & #EcDevToolbox
  • 5,000+ exclusive perks through Perkopolis
  • Complimentary subscription to BCBusiness Magazine
  • Exclusive 20% discount on Localintel tools (for those not already Localintel clients)
  • Access to comprehensive suite of tools CityViz provides at special discounted rates
  • Discounted rates for Manifold Data Mining licences and more
  • Dental and extended health care program
  • Bi-Annual Salary and Benefits Survey
  • Members Only EDOConnect Email List Serve
  • Annual professional development summit
  • Substantiate your organization's professional development efforts
  • Monthly newsletter featuring RFPs, job postings, current events, and more
  • BCEDA website profile with links to other economic development sites and articles
  • Annual Economic Development Awards
  • No charge event and job postings (for local, regional, and Indigenous governments)
  • Discounted professional development offerings.
  • And much more.
Embrace the vast array of benefits that BCEDA Membership offers and elevate your contributions in the economic development field. Join our prestigious community today and experience the remarkable advantages that await you. Join now.

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