PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

2019 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference

  • 04/29/2019
  • 05/01/2019
  • Hilton Harrisburg - 1 N. Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101


2019 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference

Hilton Harrisburg • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Cover Image of Registration Brochure (image of Pennsylvania State Capitol)

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.


Download the conference registration brochure or get a sneak peak at our on-site program. 

Speaker bios, session overviews and social media information may be downloaded here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Thank you to our 2019 Spring Conference Sponsors!




FirstEnergy                   Quandel Construction


Quandel Construction     Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Small Business Development Centers    USDA

Providence Engineering Corp   

Moody and Associates, Inc.


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

Hotel Reservation Information

Room rates for this conference have been reserved for $143/night for single or double accommodations and can be made at this link. If calling, please use code PEDA19. The deadline to reserve rooms at the PEDA rate is March 28th.


Overnight guests of the Hilton Harrisburg may park in the connecting Walnut Street parking garage at a reduced rate. Special subsidized rates are listed below.

  • Overnight Guest: $10.00/evening - unlimited exits*
  • Banquet & Meeting Guests: $5.00 per exit*
*Parking rates are subject to increases.
Young Professional Scholarship

 FirstEnergy    Team Pennsylvania

Thanks to the generosity of  FirstEnergy Corp and Team Pennsylvania Foundation, two Young Professional Scholarships have been made available for this conference. Click here to learn more.

Early Bird Rate

Please note that early bird registration rates will be honored only for registrations received and fully paid by the stated deadline. A registration received after the deadline or only partially completed by the deadline will result in the registrant being assessed the standard registration rate.

PIDA Training

In lieu of a pre-conference offering, and based on widely received feedback, this time slot has been made available to Pennsylvania DCED staff for the provision of PIDA training to certified economic development organizations (CEDOs).

The breakdown for the training will include about an hour of updates and overviewing important administrative functions relating to CEDOs, an hour on underwriting training and an hour on portfolio management training.

This training will take place in the Desert Room (Plaza Level) of the Commonwealth Keystone Building (400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17120). Further details will be provided directly by DCED staff as they become available and, in the meantime, questions may be directed to Jared Lucas, Director of the PIDA Division within DCED’s Office of Business Financing.

Cancellation / Refund Policies

Due to venue guarantees, requests for cancellations and refunds must be made in writing and received by Wednesday, April 17th. No refunds will be granted after that point. All cancellations and refunds are subject to a $50 administrative fee. No-shows will be billed in full.

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).

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 2019 PEDA Spring Legislative 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.

Dietary Restrictions

If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact PEDA headquarters to make staff aware.

Room Block Piracy/Poaching

Please note that similarly sized organizations have recently been the target of sham housing companies, which have contacted other organizations’ sponsors, exhibitors and/or registrants with fraudulent offerings of hotel rooms at significant discounts. As a precaution, this post is intended to keep you informed and to advise that no one from PEDA or our conference hotel(s) will contact you to request personal information including, but not limited to, credit card information.

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room reservation for a PEDA conference, or if they advise they’re representing our conference venues, please do not provide them with any information, but collect as much information as you can from them and pass it along to PEDA.

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