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, allied professionals and economic development organizations as members.

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

PEDA also recognizes Pennsylvania as a top tourism destination and encourages all visitors to this website to also visit visitPA.com.

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The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) is classified as a 501(c)(6) association by the Internal Revenue Service.

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

  • Leadership: PEDA is the recognized association of economic development organizations and professionals in Pennsylvania.
  • Advocacy: PEDA is the leader in economic development matters of advocacy, legislative, and public policy efforts in state and local government.
  • Education: PEDA is the recognized leader in Pennsylvania for promoting and providing education for economic development organizations and professionals.
  • Collaboration: PEDA serves as a catalyst for collaboration, networking and partnerships with economic development organizations and professionals who actively support these efforts across Pennsylvania.


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