PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association


  • 04/10/2014 10:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    PEDA's 2014 Spring Legislative Conference includes several panel discussions and, as we've done in recent years, we'd like to solicit questions in advance.  By using the following links, you may submit your questions (anonymously if you so wish) for consideration by the presenters.  These surveys will remain open until the week prior to the conference and your feedback is appreciated! 

  • 03/31/2014 4:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    On March 20th, the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved guidelines for nine grant programs and began accepting applications on March 21st. These programs provide grants for transportation improvements, greenways, trails and parks, small water and sewer projects, and a variety of other environmental improvement projects.  Guidelines for the following program – as well as the CFA’s Application and Approval schedule – can be accessed by visiting or the CFA website.    

    • Baseline Water Quality Data Program
    • Multimodal Transportation Fund
    • Sewage Facilities Program
    • Watershed Restoration Protection Program
    • Orphan or Abandon Well Plugging Program
    • PA Small Water and Sewer Program
    • Greenways, Trails & Recreation Program
    • Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program
    • Flood Mitigation Program
  • 03/26/2014 9:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Don't miss your last opportunities to earn PDUs this fiscal year! Register today for:


  • 03/19/2014 3:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Statewide Coordinator for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners

    About the Role:

    In this role, you will serve as the central connection point for the four Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) of Pennsylvania.  Located in Harrisburg and reporting to the four CEO’s of the Ben Franklin centers, you will be the main liaison to key stakeholders and outside groups.  The Coordinator will position BFTP as a partner with the Commonwealth of PA for pursuing its technology-based economic development agenda. You will provide leadership and visibility for Ben Franklin with key trade and advocacy groups including, but not limited to, the State Science and Technology Institute and the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association. In addition, you will oversee and manage the Innovation Partnership Program ( by sitting as its Board Chair.

    You will be Responsible for:

    • Coordinating communication and collaboration among the four Ben Franklin centers
    • by participating in regional events, conference calls and CEO meetings.
    • Maintaining productive and responsive relationships with relevant PA Department of Community and Economic Development personnel.
    • Developing CEO consensus on State and Federal advocacy priorities.
    • Sitting as a member of the Board of Directors of external organizations as required.
    • Developing and optimizing all statewide marketing channels including, social media, publications, news coverage, sponsorships, memberships, annual reports and economic impact reports.
    • Ensuring productive relationships with other economic development organizations.
    • Identifying state, federal, and private sources of external funding.
    • Preparing grant applications and completing the resulting reports.
    • Managing and executing external service contracts.

    To be successful in this role, you will have:

    • A significant knowledge of entrepreneurship, innovation, business development, marketing/communications or debt and equity financing.
    • A diverse understanding of economic development strategies.
    • Experience in presenting to small groups and to senior management.
    • Confident, engaging and compelling communication skills.
    • A Master’s Degree or equivalent plus 5+year of related Management experience

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners as an Employer:

    BFTP is a great place to grow your career. As an independent subsidiary of Penn State University, your host BFTP offers staff members a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an outstanding work environment. Apply online at clicking on “Harrisburg Area” & “Full Time Staff Jobs”.

  • 03/14/2014 10:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On behalf of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA), you're invited to PEDA's annual Spring Legislative Conference coming to Harrisburg from April 28th through 30th. A strong program has been developed and we are proud to have attracted some outstanding speakers recognized throughout the commonwealth and beyond, including keynote  Dr. Terry Madonna. 


    The Capital Region is recognized as the center of it all when it comes to government and advocacy in Pennsylvania. Our conference venue is mere blocks from the State Capitol, where attendees are encouraged to meet with their legislators or to take advantage of the walking tour option referenced in the registration brochure! To learn more about this region that's known for being a great place to live, work, and play, and how to maximize your visit, please click here.


    You can visit the conference website to register online or to obtain information on reserving a discounted overnight room at the Hilton Harrisburg (please do so before March 26th). 




    The Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute (PEDI) is also offering two pre-conference workshops focusing, respectively, on Best Practices in Lender Negotiations & Client Management and Strategies for Social Media Success in Economic Development. Separate registration is required.




    PEDA and our valued sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers look forward to seeing you in Harrisburg this spring!  And please note that sponsorships, exhibit space and advertising options are still available!


    Thank you to our 2014 Spring Conference sponsors, exhibitors and supporters!









    Exhibitors & Supporters


    FirstEnergy    PPL    PECO


    Quandel    Journal Communications    PSECU


    Centre County Industrial Development Corporation


    Team Pennsylvania Foundation





    Please be sure to register for our March 31st webinar, Bridging the Gap Between Economic Development, Academia and Business, and our May 7th webinar, Fostering Leadership Competencies.
  • 02/25/2014 11:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is currently open for the following offerings:


  • 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

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