Economic Development Association Scotland

The Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS) is the independent voice of economic development in Scotland.

EDAS is the country’s foremost membership driven association for all organisations and individuals with an interest in economic development.

We aim to improve economic development activity in Scotland by helping to raise the knowledge, skills and networks of those involved in all aspects of economic development.

As the go-to body for all individuals and organisations with an interest in Scotland’s economic development, our mission is to ensure that key aspects of economic development are kept at the forefront of economic debate and comment in Scotland.

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About us

EDAS is led by senior economic development leaders from across academia and the public, private and third sectors.

EDAS - Putting Economic Development To The Fore Of National Policy-Making

Our Strategy

EDAS seeks to ensure that economic development is at the forefront of the national policy debate. In June 2021 we launched our three year EDAS Strategy.

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CPD & Events

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