PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association


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  • 05/15/2024 3:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Window Opens for Award Nominations

    It's been said there is no greater honor than to be recognized by one's peers. The window for submitting 2024 PEDA Membership Award nominations is now open and we've made it easier than ever to showcase successful projects, initiatives and individuals, using the following categories.

    • Economic Developer of the Year Award
    • Young Professional 'To Watch' Award
    • Economic Development Project of the Year Award
    • Economic Development Marketing Innovation Award
    • Economic Development Program of the Year Award

    Showcasing key accomplishments at the statewide level not only benefits those being honored, but also shines a light on the meaningful work being done by our peers in the economic development profession. Please take this opportunity to publicly recognize those who are most deserving.

    Visit PEDA's Awards Page to Learn More!

    Awardees will be notified as soon as possible in advance of PEDA's 2024 Fall Conference, where recipients will be recognized.

    2024 PEDA Membership Award nominations must be submitted electronically to by COB on August 14, 2024.

  • 05/02/2024 10:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2024 PEDA Fall Conference

    October 9-11, 2024

    Bayfront Landing - Erie, PA

    PEDA's Conference Committee is working diligently to finalize its 2024 Fall Conference agenda, ensuring it meets your professional development and networking needs as well as your expectations regarding all the great experiences the region has to offer.  

    As our fall plans come together, we want to ensure prospective sponsors are able to receive the maximum level of benefits associated with this event. With that in mind, we invite you to learn more not only about the 2024 PEDA Fall Conference, but also about the many cost-effective benefits available to you through your support. Visit the 2024 PEDA Fall Conference Sponsor Registration page today to learn how you can start enjoying the benefits!

    We'd also like to thank everyone who has already committed to supporting this fall's event, kicking off in Erie on October 9th.

    Follow this link to our 2024 PEDA Fall Conference Sponsor Registration Page!

    Join the Conversation: @PEDAtweets #PEDAfall24

    Thank you to our sponsors who have already committed.



    Logo: PECO, an Exelon Company
    Logo: Erie County Redevelopment Authority
    Logo: Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County


    Logo: KIZ Resources, LLC
    Logo: Bridgeway Capital
    Logo: E.E. Austin & Son


    Logo: VisitErie
    Logo: Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Central and Northern Pennsylvania)

    Additional Support Provided By

    Logo: Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
    Logo: Pennsylvania - Pursue Your Happiness

    This Project was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, DCED. is the official tourism website of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    Join the Conversation: @PEDAtweets #PEDAfall24

  • 04/18/2024 10:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2024 Regional Member Meetings

    Summer is just around the corner...and so are PEDA's annual regional member meetings. We have conducted these meetings for several years to discuss key issues our members are facing and PEDA's leadership is working on, to maintain open lines of communication and to solicit your input.

    We welcome and encourage members to attend one of the meetings to let their voices be heard. The agenda for these meetings is expected to include discussion of the Commonwealth budget, updates on committees and professional development and open discussion of state, regional and local issues. Save one of these dates and we'll send an announcement when registration opens for this series.

    2024 Regional Meeting Schedule:

    • Friday, August 2, 2024 - Pittsburgh Meeting (Allegheny Conference)
    • Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - Clearfield Meeting (Clearly Ahead Development)
    • Thursday, August 22, 2024 - Harrisburg Meeting (Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC)
    • Thursday, August 29, 2024 - Virtual Meeting 

    If you have any questions or would like to propose hosting a regional member meeting in a future year, please contact us at

  • 04/10/2024 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 14-20, 2024 is Pennsylvania Economic Development Week. Help us celebrate by registering to attend the 2024 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference in Harrisburg, from April 15-17, 2024.

    Proclamation of the Governor: Pennsylvania Economic Development Week (April 14-20, 2024)

  • 03/04/2024 8:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EDA wishes to recognize the passing of Lifetime Member Leah Toth. Click the link to view her obituary.

  • 02/12/2024 1:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ridley Park, PA (February 12, 2024) – The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) applauds Governor Josh Shapiro and his Administration’s focus on economic development, as reflected in his budget proposal of last week, the release of a statewide economic development strategy last month, and his visit to Delaware County, today.

    Click here to review the full press release.

  • 01/30/2024 2:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Shapiro Administration Launches Statewide Plan

    On Tuesday, January 30th, Governor Josh Shapiro and DCED Secretary Rick Siger announced the launch of a much anticipated statewide economic development strategy. This plan, intended to guide the Commonwealth's efforts toward economic growth over the next 10 years, is the first of its kind in approximately 20 years and was developed through collaboration with economic development stakeholders across the state.

    Members of PEDA leadership were in attendance at the announcement and previously have had the opportunity to provide input on behalf of PEDA membership. We look forward to working with the administration to implement the first statewide economic development strategy in two decades in a way that best serves the needs of our members for the betterment of their local economies and their business constituents and to increase the vitality of our communities.

     To learn more, see the official press release, visit the state's new business attraction website and read the complete economic development strategy.

  • 12/11/2023 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Read the press release here.

  • 11/14/2023 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With the end of 2023 nearly upon us, we're reaching out to wish you a happy holiday season and to remind you of a great opportunity to sponsor 2024 PEDA conferences at a discounted rate.

    For a limited time, PEDA is offering a 10% discount to organizations committing to serve as sponsors at both 2024 conferences. This offer provides you with a platform to reach the economic development community and its partners at a lower, more cost-effective rate.

    Learn about the many valuable benefits available by reviewing our list of 2024 sponsorship opportunities. We welcome the opportunity to discuss further with you and look forward to bringing you value in 2024!

    Be a part of the conversation:  #PEDAspring24 | #PEDAfall24

  • 11/13/2023 12:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2025 PEDA Fall Conference RFP Issued

    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 provides opportunities at its two annual conferences for economic development professionals and organizations in Pennsylvania to share best practices and experiences that enhance the professional dialogue. This active engagement ensures Pennsylvania can continue to aggressively position itself to retain, grow and attract businesses and jobs to the Commonwealth.

    If you are interested in having your community considered as a potential site for the 2025 PEDA Fall Conference, please respond to all sections of this RFP by close of business on Monday, December 4, 2023. Thank you for your consideration. 

    Pennsylvania Economic Development Association
    908 North Second Street | Harrisburg, PA 17102
    Phone: 717.441.6047 | Fax: 717.236.2046
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