PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

2017 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference

  • 04/24/2017
  • 04/26/2017
  • Hilton Harrisburg - 1 N. Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101


2017 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference

Hilton Harrisburg • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Download our sponsorship brochure.

Download our registration brochure.

Take a sneak peek at our on-site program.

Thank you to our 2017 Spring Conference Sponsors,

Exhibitors and Supporters!

Bronze Sponsors




Young Professional Scholarship Providers

Pre-conference Training:

Credit Reports & Other Searches – Are You Getting Everything You Need From Them?

The world of finance regulation may not apply directly and exactly to the operations and practices of economic development organizations, but it certainly has influenced how we think and how we may interact with other financing partners. Confidentiality concerns, privacy fears, independent third party certification requirements, and the ability or inability to hide one’s credit standing and history are all factors in CEDO underwriting and portfolio management requirements, too. This training will focus on fluently reading credit reports and other searches such as tax lien searches, bankruptcy records and property reports to meet DCED policies as well as protect your loan portfolio. 

A panel of experts is currently under development and may be comprised of a banker, a credit report vendor, a finance-focused attorney, and a DCED representative. Stay tuned.

Separate registration is required.

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).

Young Professional Scholarship Opportunities

Through the generosity of FirstEnergy Corp and Team Pennsylvania Foundation, two scholarships will be available for this conference. Click here to access the application.

Hotel Reservation Information

Room rates for this conference have been reserved for $138/night. Reservations may be made online here or by contacting the Hilton directly at (717) 233-6000 by March 20, 2017 and using block group code: ECON4. After this deadline or once capacity has been reached - whichever comes first - reservations will be accepted upon availability at prevailing hotel rates.

Speaker Bios & Session Overviews

Download our list of speaker bios and session overviews.

Dining Options

Available through the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District, an online guide of downtown restaurants is available here.

New to PEDA? New to Harrisburg? No dinner plans? Stop by our registration desk to sign up for a dine-around to enjoy casual conversation and good food with long-time members and leaders within PEDA. Limited seating has been reserved at three area restaurants on Monday and Tuesday.*  

While you're in town, be sure to take advantage of Harrisburg Beer Week, which runs from April 21st through 29th.

*Dine around participants will separately pay their bills.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the 2017 PEDA Spring Conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant, attendee, or participant to PEDA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant's, attendee's, or participant's image in photographs.

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.

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