PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

2017 PEDA Fall Conference

  • 10/23/2017
  • 10/25/2017
  • Renaissance Allentown Hotel - 12 North 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18101


2017 PEDA Fall Conference

Renaissance Allentown • Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

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Photo Credit:  Renaissance Allentown Hotel     

PEDA is the primary statewide organization representing economic development professionals and, as such, provides opportunities to share best practices that enhance the professional dialogue and support local, regional, and state economic development initiatives.

Who should attend? Those in attendance are expected to include professionals representing economic and community development at the municipal, county, regional, and state levels as well as workforce development professionals, commercial and industrial developers, business incubator operators, project finance professionals, IDA directors, elected officials, and executives representing utilities and transportation, engineering, and construction.

Why Lehigh Valley? Why Downtown Allentown? Lehigh Valley ranked in the top five regions in the Northeastern U.S. for economic development for 2016, and the number one region of its population size in the Northeast, according to Site Selection Magazine. In Allentown, the $65M Renaissance Hotel opened in January 2015 and is attached to the state-of-the-art $177M PPL Center arena that opened in September 2014. The complex serves as a redevelopment anchor for the downtown.

Register Today

Download our registration brochure, take a sneak peak at our on-site program or review our speaker bios and session overviews here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor, exhibitor, and advertiser opportunities are currently available. Click here to access our sponsorship brochure.

Thank you to our 2017 Fall Conference Sponsors,

Exhibitors and Supporters!

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Pre-Conference Training

A finance-focused pre-conference session, Best Practices for Loan Collection , will be held on Monday, October 23rd.

Using case studies and drawing on the real-world experiences of six panelists (representing EDOs) from across the commonwealth, this training will focus on the skills required for and best practices associated with loan management, from preparation of documents through - and with an emphasis on - loan collection.


Three optional tours are being offered to conference registrants. Though there is no cost to participate, we ask that you confirm your plans to participate when completing your registration.

Dining & Activities

Lehigh Valley Restaurants

Lehigh Valley Activities

IEDC Recognition

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

Young Professional Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship opportunities are made available through the generosity of FirstEnergy Corp. and Team Pennsylvania Foundation. Download the application today.

Hotel Reservation Information

Discounted overnight accommodations at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel may be made using this customized link. If making reservations by phone, please call 484-273-4000 and reference the "2017 PEDA Fall Conference".


Free Parking: There will be complimentary self-parking for one car per room.

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.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the 2017 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.

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