PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association


  • 06/21/2023 10:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2023 Regional Member Meetings Announced

    Summer is here 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 under development, but is expected to include discussion of the Commonwealth budget, updates on committees and professional development and open discussion of state, regional and local issues. To learn more or to register for a meeting, please click on your preferred option below.

    2023 Regional Meeting Schedule:

    ·    Pittsburgh Meeting - August 7, 2023

    ·    Lancaster Meeting - August 24, 2023

    ·    Altoona Meeting - August 29, 2023

    ·    Virtual Meeting (Zoom) - August 31, 2023

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

  • 05/24/2023 7:41 AM | 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 2023 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 2023 Fall Conference, where recipients will be recognized.

    2023 PEDA Membership Award nominations must be submitted electronically to by COB on August 21, 2023.

  • 05/12/2023 8:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is with deep sympathy that PEDA informs you of the untimely passing of longtime friend and PEDA member, Kevin O'Donnell.

    Kevin, who joined CAN DO in the 1970s, served as the organization’s President and CEO for most of his career, prior to his retirement in 2020. In addition to receiving PEDA’s President’s Award in 2020, he was recognized as the organization’s Developer of the Year in 1994, a recognition that reflected the professional respect and admiration his peers – from across the economic development profession – had for him. Kevin was committed to his family, his friends and the community that he served. We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts during this very difficult time.

  • 05/04/2023 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2023 PEDA Fall Conference: Join Sponsors Who Have Already Committed 

  • 04/28/2023 3:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you for making the #PEDAspring23 conference a success!

  • 03/21/2023 9:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Spring 2023 Stakeholder Meetings Scheduled - Join the PA Director of Outdoor Recreation and others for a unique opportunity to learn about the importance of outdoor recreation for PA's future.

  • 03/07/2023 2:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Governor Josh Shapiro delivered his FY2023-24 budget today. Click here to access details of the proposed Commonwealth budget available on the website of the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget.

    DCED's department presentation begins on page 301 of the Governor's Executive Budget and provides detailed expenditure information by program and funding source. Proposed budget line-item appropriations may be accessed here.

    To ensure you're receiving the latest news, updates, reports and analysis, be sure to follow PEDA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. PEDA members are encouraged to also frequently log in to the Members Only Advocacy Reports page of PEDA's website, where all recent Advocacy reports are available.

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