PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

2024 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference

  • 04/15/2024
  • 04/17/2024
  • Hilton Harrisburg (One N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101)


  • This rate will be available through COB on March 4, 2024.
  • This rate will be available through COB on March 4, 2024.
  • This rate will be available through COB on March 4, 2024.
  • This rate will be available through COB on March 4, 2024.
  • This rate will be available through COB on March 4, 2024.
  • This rate will be available through COB on March 4, 2024.


2024 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference

Hilton Harrisburg • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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We hope you'll join us in Harrisburg this spring. In the meantime, please join the conversation on social media.

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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.

Conference Agenda & Registration

Download the registration brochure.


Coming Soon: Pre-Conference Session

To best meet CEDOs’ needs, PIDA is currently revising its approach to providing the PIDA Training which, in recent years, has been held on the morning of the first day of each PEDA spring conference. While PIDA plans to provide details to CEDOs as soon as possible, this decision has created an opening in which PEDA plans to develop and offer a 3.00 hour finance-focused pre-conference session on the morning of Monday, April 15, 2024.

The session, entitled "Fundamentals of Collateral", is currently under development, however, PIDA has approved it to provide DCED-certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) with 3.00 Finance PDUs toward the annual PIDA requirement of 6.00. In other words, through their participation in the conference and the pre-conference session, eligible representatives of CEDOs may earn up to 4.00 finance PDUs toward the annual PIDA requirement of 6.00. In addition to the 3.00 PDUs available through the pre-conference session, the conference session entitled “Tax-Exempt Financing for Economic Development” has been approved to provide 1.00 finance PDU.

Once the pre-conference session is finalized, further session details will be provided. Registration for this session will be separate from registration for the 2024 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the sponsorship brochure.

Thank you to our sponsors!


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Hotel Accommodations

The conference will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg, located at One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. To reserve your overnight room at the discounted rate of $151/night, please visit our customized reservation page or call (717) 233-6000 and reference room block group code “PEDA24”. The deadline to reserve rooms at the PEDA rate is March 24, 2024. After this deadline or once capacity has been reached – whichever comes first – reservations will only be accepted upon availability at prevailing hotel rates.


Overnight guests of the Hilton Harrisburg may park in the connecting Walnut Street parking garage at a reduced rate. To take advantage of any available subsidized rates or to learn of any applicable time limits, overnight guests who are self-parking and banquet/meeting guests who are self-parking must visit the Front Desk or Gift Shop. (Note: Parking rates are subject to increases.)

Consent to Use of Photo/Video/Audio

Registration for, attendance at or participation in the conference constitute 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 and/or likeness and/or voice (as recorded on audio or video) without compensation.

Dietary / ADA Restrictions

If you have any ADA restrictions, dietary restrictions or food allergies you would like PEDA or the conference venue to be aware of, please list them in the registration form or contact PEDA headquarters.

Early Bird Rate

Early bird registration rates will be honored only for registrations received and fully paid by the established deadline. PEDA reserves the right to assess the standard registration rate for registrations received after the deadline or only partially completed by the deadline.

IEDC Recognition

PEDA plans to seek event recognition by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), in hopes of this conference qualifying as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

Cancellation / Refund / Substitution Policies

Requests for cancellations and refunds must be made in writing and received by the date and time listed in the registration brochure. No refunds will be granted after that point. All cancellations and refunds are subject to an administrative fee. No-shows will be billed in full. Substitutions are permitted, but rate adjustments (i.e., member vs. non-member, early-bird vs. standard, etc.) will apply.

Information on this page is subject to change.

Agenda & Registration Information: Please note the agenda, registration information and other details included on this page, in the registration brochure or in any related materials or communications are subject to change at any time without notice.

The dress code for this event is business casual.

Once capacity has been reached for this conference, no further registrations can be accepted. If a registration/payment is received after capacity has been reached, it will be returned or refunded as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Should registration figures exceed room capacity limitations during a portion of a conference – for any reason – PEDA reserves the right to provide a partial refund to some registrants (beginning with the last registration and working backward) in exchange for them forgoing participation in that portion of the event.

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