PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association


  • 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.

  • 01/12/2023 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PEDA Congratulates DCED Secretary Nominee

    The Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) would like to congratulate Rick Siger on his nomination, by Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro, to serve as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Mr. Siger currently serves as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). On behalf of the statewide association of local, state, corporate and non-profit economic development professionals, members of PEDA leadership are pleased to have already participated in multiple conversations with members of the Shapiro Transition Team and look forward to working with leaders within the new administration.

    Based on the knowledge, experience and insights of PEDA members, we believe no organization is better suited to offer recommendations on how to best foster the economic growth of the Commonwealth. Together, we will continue to work to ensure the delivery of a coordinated message, on behalf of the economic development community, and an ongoing dialogue with leaders within the Shapiro administration. PEDA members interested in lending their voices to these efforts are encouraged to join our Advocacy Committee by emailing Professionals interested in learning more about PEDA and the value of membership can visit

    Click here to read the corresponding media release.

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