PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Basic Economic Development Course in Pennsylvania

  • 12/07/2022
  • 02/08/2023
  • Combo of In-Person & Virtual Sessions
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(depends on selected options)

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Basic Economic Development
Course in Pennsylvania

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 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 (Keystone Building - Forest Room*)

Managing Economic Development Organizations

Economic Development Ethics

December 14, 9:00 am-11:45 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 (Keystone Building - PUC Hearing Room#1*)

Economic Development Finance

Certificate Distribution

*subject to change

Registration Fees
Member - $675 thru Oct 26, 2022 | $725 after Oct 26, 2022
Non-member - $775 thru Oct 26, 2022 | $825 after Oct 26, 2022

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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This Project was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, DCED.

COVID-19 Procedures

PEDA strongly encourages all conference participants to be fully vaccinated prior to attending the BEDC in person sessions and continues to monitor guidance by the CDC and state health officials. Participants are asked to remain up-to-date regarding the latest CDC guidance during their visits to the conference venues and to visit the venues’ websites to learn how they are working to ensure your comfort. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Upcoming IEDC Events

August 9-10, 2022
Real Estate Development and Reuse Course

August 11-12, 2022
Economic Development Marketing and Attraction Course

August 18, 2022
From Worker to Boss: Entrepreneurship in the New Age Webinar

August 24-26, 2022
Economic Development Credit Analysis Course

September 15-16, 2022
Economic Development Strategic Planning Course

September 17-18, 2022
Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) Exam

September 18-21, 2022
2022 IEDC Annual Conference

September 18, 2022
Economic Development Ethics Workshop

September 19, 2022
Economic Development Ethics Workshop

September 20, 2022
CEcD Exam Essentials Workshop

September 29-30, 2022
Business Retention and Expansion Course

October 6, 2022
Down by the Storefront Webinar

October 20-21, 2022
Neighborhood Development Strategies Course

October 24, 26-28, 2022
Economic Development Professional Certification Exam

October 27, 2022
All is Fine in Marketing Online Webinar

November 3-4, 2022
Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies Course

November 17, 2022
Combining Craft and Commerce Webinar

December 1-2, 2022
Real Estate Development and Reuse Course

December 6, 2022
CEcD Exam Essentials Workshop

December 8, 2022
Small Town, Big Messaging: Part 2 Webinar

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