PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

2016 PEDA Fall Conference

  • 10/31/2016
  • 11/02/2016
  • Kalahari Resort & Convention Center (250 Kalahari Blvd., Pocono Manor, PA 18349)


2016 PEDA Fall Conference

Kalahari Resorts & Convention Center

 Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania



Photo Credit:  Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Download our registration brochure here.

Download our sponsorship brochure here.

Take a sneak peek at our conference program.

Thank you to our 2016 Fall Conference Sponsors,
Exhibitors and Supporters!

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors



Monday Reception Sponsor






PEDI Pre-Conference Session

The Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute is offering a pre-conference workshop (separate registration required). 

The session is entitled The Essentials of Tax Increment Financing and will be presented by Michael Kearney, President & CEO of Mullin and Lonergan, along with C. Peter Carlucci, Jr., Esq, a partner from Eckert Siemans Cherin and Mellott, LLC., and Joe Hogan, also of Mullin and Lonergan. 

Primary Hotel Reservation Information

Room rates for this conference have been reserved for $179/night. To make a reservation, please contact Kalahari Resorts - directly at (877) 253-5466 on or before Thursday, September 29, 2016 and identify yourself as a member of the "PA Economic Development Association 2016" group. After this deadline or once capacity has been reached - whichever comes first - reservations will be accepted upon availability at prevailing hotel rates.

IEDC Recognition

This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the 2016 PEDA Fall Conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant to PEDA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image in photographs. 

Young Professional Scholarship Opportunities

Thanks to FirstEnergy and Team Pennsylvania Foundation for generously providing young professional scholarships for this event.


Do you want to earn a free conference registration?

When you refer a new member of PEDA, they have an option to identify you as their "Sponsoring Member".  The PEDA member who sponsors the most new members between now and the next conference can earn a free conference registration.

Community Tour - Tobyhanna Army Depot Tour

Sign up to tour the Tobyhanna Army Depot, a recognized leader in providing World-Class Logistics Support for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems across the Department of Defense. Tobyhanna's Corporate Philosophy, dedicated workforce and electronics expertise ensure the depot is the Joint C4ISR provider of choice for all branches of the Armed Forces and our industry partners.
Tobyhanna's unparalleled capabilities include full-spectrum logistics support for sustainment, overhaul and repair, fabrication and manufacturing, engineering design and development, systems integration, Post Production Software Support, technology insertion, modification, Foreign Military Sales and Global Field support to our Joint Warfighters. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest employer in the Northeast PA region with 3,855 employees and an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion.

Anyone going on the tour must complete and return the security clearance form no later than October 26th to ensure entry to the depot.

Speaker and Session Information

Speaker and session information is available here.

This Project was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community & Economic Development.

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