PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association


About PEDA

The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) is the statewide association of local, state, corporate and non-profit economic development professionals.

PEDA's mission is to promote sound economic development policies, provide leading-edge economic development education and nurture an effective statewide economic development network to foster the economic growth of the Commonwealth.

PEDA's Membership is comprised of county and regional economic developers, state government economic development employees, utility and transportation executives, industrial development authority directors, operators of industrial and technology incubators, chamber of commerce executives, municipal directors of community and economic development, engineering and construction executives, economic development finance professionals, workforce development professionals, commercial and industrial developers, and local, county and state elected officials.

PEDA welcomes individual economic development professionals and organizations, allied professional organizations and public officials as members.

PEDA is committed to work cooperatively with multi-state, national, and international entities that share our mission.



The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) is the statewide association of local, state, corporate and non-profit economic development professionals.

PEDA’s mission is to promote sound economic development policies, provide leading edge economic development education, and nurture an effective statewide economic development network to foster the economic growth of the Commonwealth.

PEDA's Existing Value Proposition

  1. Leadership: PEDA is the recognized association of economic development organizations and professionals in Pennsylvania.
  2. Advocacy: PEDA is the leader in economic development matters of advocacy, legislative, and public policy efforts in state and local government.
  3. Education: PEDA is the recognized leader in Pennsylvania for supporting and promoting education for economic development professionals and organizations.
  4. Collaboration: PEDA is the only organization that collaborates with all economic development organizations within Pennsylvania
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