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  • 02/06/2014 4:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Click here to read more about Governor Corbett's Jobs1st PA Initiative.

     

  • 02/04/2014 1:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Click here to review Governor Corbett's 2014-15 Proposed Commonwealth Budget as presented today.

  • 01/08/2014 12:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    House Democratic Policy Committee (PUBLIC HEARING)   

    Hearing on link between education & economic development

    TUESDAY - 1/21/14

    1:00 p.m., Yorktowne Hotel, 48 East Market Street, York

    Public hearing on the link between education and economic development

     

     

    House Democratic Policy Committee (PUBLIC HEARING)   

    Hearing on economic development

    WEDNESDAY - 1/22/14

    3:00 p.m., Southern Market Center, Lancaster

    Public hearing on economic development

  • 12/23/2013 8:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Governor Tom Corbett announced the awarding of 58 RACP projects totaling over $133 million. These projects are expected to create or sustain nearly 45,000 Jobs in 24 counties across the commonwealth. Please click here to download a listing of the RACP projects awarded by Governor Corbett. Please click here to download the press release associated with these awards.
  • 12/18/2013 9:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please mark your calendar for these upcoming PEDA and PEDI opportunities and visit our website, where important information on new offerings is regularly being added.  Sessions marked with an asterisk are also recognized by the EDP certification program of the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA).

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    WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: BEST PRACTICES IN PARTNERSHIPS* Webinar! Registration is open!

    January 29, 2014 1.50 organizational PDUs (Workforce Development)

     

    WHEN SMALL COLLEGES CONNECT, BIG THINGS HAPPEN!* Webinar!

    March 26, 2014 1.50 organizational PDUs (Entrepreneurship)

     

    BEST PRACTICES IN LENDER NEGOTIATIONS & CLIENT MANAGEMENT* (Hilton Harrisburg - Preconference)

    April 28, 2014 3.00 organizational PDUs (Finance)

     

    STRATEGIES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT * (Hilton Harrisburg - Preconference)

    April 28, 2014 3.00 organizational PDUs (Marketing)

     

    2014 PEDA SPRING LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE (Hilton Harrisburg)
    April 28 - 30, 2014
    PDU information is forthcoming.

     

    FOSTERING LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES* Webinar!

    May 7, 2014 1.50 organizational PDUs (Organizational Management)

     

    BEST PRACTICES IN EFFECTIVELY UTILIZING ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSES*Webinar!

    September 10, 2014 1.50 organizational PDUs (Marketing)

     

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    EB-5 FINANCING & THE ANATOMY OF A DEAL*

    ON DEMAND WEBINAR 1.50 organizational PDUs (Finance)

     

    REVISITING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPER'S TOOLBOX*

    ON DEMAND WEBINAR 2.00 organizational PDUs (Finance)

     

    REDEVELOPING BLIGHTED PROPERTIES: FINANCING SOLUTIONS*
    ON DEMAND WEBINAR
    1.50 organizational PDUs (Finance)

     

    MEASURING IMPACT TO BUILD SUPPORT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS*
    ON DEMAND WEBINAR  1.50 organizational PDUs (Marketing / PR)

     

    BEST DATA SOURCES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH*

    ON DEMAND WEBINAR 1.50 organizational PDUs (Marketing / PR)

     

    REDEVELOPING BLIGHTED PROPERTIES: TOOLS AND STRATEGIES*

    ON DEMAND WEBINAR 1.50 organizational PDUs (Real Estate Development / Redevelopment)

     

    LENDING IN GREENER PASTURES: TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LENDING*
    ON DEMAND WEBINAR  1.50 organizational PDUs (Finance)

     

    TRENDS IN ONLINE SITE SELECTION & GIS TECHNOLOGY*
    ON DEMAND WEBINAR 
    1.50 organizational PDUs (Real Estate Development / Redevelopment)

     

  • 12/13/2013 9:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With the holidays just around the corner, registration is now open for our first webinar of 2014!  Please follow the link below to learn more, to view the registration brochure or to register! 

     

    WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: BEST PRACTICES IN PARTNERSHIPS* Webinar


    Preparing today’s workforce for in-demand jobs is a key component in the fight to rebuild Pennsylvania’s economy. Strong partnerships between industry and organizations focused on workforce development are essential if the workplace needs of employers and employees are to be effectively met.

    This program will address common challenges and pitfalls associated with building and maintaining strong partnerships in the world of workforce development while laying out a step-by-step blueprint through which the successful development of multi-organization partnerships can be achieved. This approach, which is based on best practices utilized by successful Pennsylvania economic development organizations, will include the use of case studies as well as discussion of several key elements ranging from the identification of partners to relationship building and definition of roles to strategic planning and, of course, information sharing and communication. In line with the motto of our presenters, practitioners must plan, implement, fine tune and then repeat in order to consistently meet the needs of our community’s workforces.

    Professionals who will benefit from this session include, but are not limited to, economic development professionals, individuals whose responsibilities include any aspect of workforce development such as consensus-building, educational or industry partnerships, relationship management, etc. Also benefiting are those interested in gaining a stronger understanding of best practices in this area of subject matter or simply finding new value for clients.

    This session is recognized by PEDA, the Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute and by the EDP certification program of the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA).

  • 12/04/2013 9:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With one week remaining until our last training of CY 2013, registration has also opened for our January 29th webinar, Workforce Development: Best Practices in Partnerships.  Please read the below overviews and click on the provided links to view the registration brochures or to register!

     

    EB-5 FINANCING & THE ANATOMY OF A DEAL* Webinar

     

    You’ve probably heard the term at economic development conferences. Maybe you’ve seen the headlines in economic development and financing blogs. Or maybe you’ve heard that Pennsylvania leads the nation in EB-5 financing projects. Now you can find out how EB-5 financing can work for you in getting your next big project off the ground.  Here’s what it is and how it works:

     

    Overseen by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program provides foreign nationals the opportunity to become conditional permanent residents for two years upon making an investment of $500,000 in a qualifying project that will create at least ten new, direct or indirect jobs for U.S. workers. EB-5 investors must submit an immigration application to the USCIS with a comprehensive business plan that is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate that the investment project meets the job creation requirements of the EB-5 Program.

    Investment Structure

    EB-5 Program qualifying investments are typically made through newly formed limited partnerships that make an interest-only loan to a job creating project or business for a five-year term. Information regarding the investment and the job creating enterprise are presented to investors through a private placement offering and to the USCIS as an integral part of each investor immigrant’s application.

    Benefits of EB-5 Financing

    • Source of Capital for government agencies and private businesses at competitive, below-market fixed interest rates; no cost to taxpayers
    • Creative Financing Vehicle for private lender financing during a period when credit is restricted and economic development programs have been cut
    • Source of Job Creation in the United States during time when the economy is weak and national unemployment rate is high
    • Supported by Government Authorities on a state, regional and local level
    • Promotes Economic Development in economically challenged areas

    Since 2001, the State of Pennsylvania has had an approved regional center in partnership with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and CanAm Enterprises, a leading promoter of EB-5 Investment Funds. As economic development professionals, you need to know about this burgeoning financing opportunity for your next project.

    Click on the session title above to learn more.
     

    This session is recognized by PEDA, the Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute and by the EDP certification program of the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA).  

    WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: BEST PRACTICES IN PARTNERSHIPS* Webinar

    Preparing today’s workforce for in-demand jobs is a key component in the fight to rebuild Pennsylvania’s economy. Strong partnerships between industry and organizations focused on workforce development are essential if the workplace needs of employers and employees are to be effectively met.

    This program will address common challenges and pitfalls associated with building and maintaining strong partnerships in the world of workforce development while laying out a step-by-step blueprint through which the successful development of multi-organization partnerships can be achieved. This approach, which is based on best practices utilized by successful Pennsylvania economic development organizations, will include the use of case studies as well as discussion of several key elements ranging from the identification of partners to relationship building and definition of roles to strategic planning and, of course, information sharing and communication. In line with the motto of our presenters, practitioners must plan, implement, fine tune and then repeat in order to consistently meet the needs of our community’s workforces.

    Professionals who will benefit from this session include, but are not limited to, economic development professionals, individuals whose responsibilities include any aspect of workforce development such as consensus-building, educational or industry partnerships, relationship management, etc. Also benefiting are those interested in gaining a stronger understanding of best practices in this area of subject matter or simply finding new value for clients.

    Click on the session title above to learn more.

    This session is recognized by PEDA, the Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute and by the EDP certification program of the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA).

  • 11/26/2013 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WEDNESDAY – 12/4/13

    Senate Democratic Policy Committee

    2:00 p.m., HACC Harrisburg Campus, International Room, Cooper Student Center, One Hacc Drive, Harrisburg  Roundtable discussion on workforce development and job training with special focus on training for individuals entering the workforce and matching them with today’s real-world jobs

  • 11/13/2013 3:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please be advised that the Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee will be holding a meeting/hearing on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 8E-A East Wing (Main Capitol Complex, Harrisburg, PA).

     

    The meeting portion will be to consider SR183 [Yaw] (A Resolution recognizing the economic and trade relationship between Taiwan and Pennsylvania), to be followed by a hearing. The hearing portion is for the purpose of looking at the subject of tourism in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to evaluate where Pennsylvania is currently positioned (including in comparison to other states) and headed with regard to tourism and the marketing of tourism (both at the state and local level) given that this industry is an important and integral part of Pennsylvania’s economy (i.e. tax revenues, jobs, overall economic impact, etc.).  It will also provide an opportunity to discuss the Pennsylvania Tourism Partnership (PTP) initiative, other tourism initiatives (proposed or otherwise) and issues of import in relation to the upcoming Budget Process (Fiscal Year 2014 - 2015).

     

    Please see the enclosed agenda.

     

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jason R. Brehouse, Esq.,  Executive Counsel & Director to Senator Kim Ward, at either jbrehouse@pasen.gov or 717-787-6063.

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