PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Save the Dates - Basic Economic Development Course

  • 12/07/2022
  • 02/08/2023
  • In-person session at Keystone Building; Virtual sessions through Zoom

Basic Economic Development Course in PA

Join PEDA, the IEDC-accredited sponsor of the Basic Economic Development Course in PA, as we launch our NEW format! Starting in 2022, the course will be split between nine weeks, beginning in December 2022 and concluding in February 2023. The first and last days will be held in person at the Keystone Building in Harrisburg. The remaining seven days will be held virtually (via Zoom). Participants are required to attend all in person and virtual sessions in order to earn a certificate.

2022 Session Dates

December 7, 10:00 am-3:30 pm ~ in person

Managing Economic Development Organizations

Economic Development Ethics

December 14, 9:00 am-11:00 am ~ virtual

Business Retention and Expansion

December 21, 9:00 am-11:00 am ~ virtual

Strategic Planning

2023 Session Dates

January 4 , 9:00 am-11:00 am ~ virtual


January 11, 9:00 am-11:00 am ~ virtual

Workforce Development

January 18, 9:00 am-11:00 am ~ virtual

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development

January 25, 9:00 am-11:00 am ~ virtual

Community/Neighborhood Development

February 1, 9:00 am-11:00 am ~ virtual

Real Estate Development and Reuse

February 8, 9:00 am-12:00 pm ~ in person

Economic Development Finance

Certificate Distribution

Course Objectives:

  • Learn fundamental concepts and theories of economic development.
  • Gain knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's challenging economic environment.
  • Receive training from experienced faculty drawn from the ranks of business, government, academia, and the private sector.
  • Network with other economic development professionals from both inside and outside Pennsylvania.
  • The course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council. It fulfills one of the prerequisites for those who wish to take the examinations for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation.
  • The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. IEDC provides leadership and excellence in economic development for its communities, members, and partners.

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