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    • 10/24/2022
    • 10/26/2022
    • Hyatt Place State College (219 W Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801)
    Register

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    2022 PEDA Fall Conference

    Hyatt Place State College • State College, Pennsylvania

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAfall22

    Photo Credit: Hyatt Place State College

    Photo Credit: Hyatt Place State College

    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 2022 PEDA Fall Conference Registration Brochure.

    Download a PDF version of the 2022 PEDA Sponsorship Brochure.

    Download a list of Speaker Bios and Session Overviews.

    Thank you to our Sponsors!

    TUESDAY EVENING RECEPTION

    Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) Logo     Happy Valley Adventure Bureau Logo

    GOLD

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners logo     PSU OEC logo

    PSU OIP logo     Innovation Park at Penn State logo

    SILVER

    AT&T Logo     PECO Logo

    KIZ Resources LLC Logo       Sheetz logo

    BRONZE

    FirstEnergy Logo      Keller Engineers logo   

             Kish Bank logo                        Juniata Valley Bank logo       

          Geisinger logo 

    EXHIBITORS

    KIZ Resources LLC Logo      Sustainable Energy Fund Logo

    USDA, Rural Development logo         PA SBDC logo

    MKB logo      Keller Engineers logo

    Penoco logo


    Sponsorship Information

    Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Updated terms, conditions, deadlines and benefits (which may be revised at any time by PEDA) are available at www.peda.org and, by completing the sponsor registration process, the submitter understands and accepts them.

    Visit www.peda.org/sponsorships for updates.

    Note: Once capacity has been reached for exhibitors’ table-top displays at this event, no further exhibitor commitments can be accepted. If a commitment/payment for an exhibit table is received after capacity has been reached, it will be returned or refunded as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

    The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) is classified as a 501(c)(6) association by the Internal Revenue Service.

    Hotel Accommodations

    The conference will be held at the Hyatt Place State College, located at 219 West Beaver Avenue, State College, PA 16801. To reserve your overnight room in the “PA Economic Development Association” block, at the discounted rate of $159/night, please either call 1-888-492-8847 or visit https://statecollege.place.hyatt.com. If booking by phone, reference the group name and the room block group code “G-PEDA”. If booking online, use this same group code by selecting Corporate or Group Code” from the Special Rates drop-down menu, then entering the room block group code. Reservations must be made before October 2, 2022. After this deadline or once capacity has been reached – whichever comes first – reservations will only be accepted upon availability at prevailing hotel rates.

    Hot Topic Sessions

    When the registration brochure was posted, one session on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, was left open in an effort to bring you the timeliest topics. We are pleased to report that the following session has been selected and is being added to the conference program currently under development.

    • 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm: Now What? | Insights into Action

    Dr. Ted Alter, Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics & Co-Director

         Penn State Center for Economic and Community Development

    Lisa Elliott, Executive Director, Strategic Information Services
         Pennsylvania DCED

    Cristy Schmidt, Applied Research Educator
         Penn State Center for Economic and Community Development

    Deborah Tollett, Deputy Director, Strategic Information Services     Pennsylvania DCED

    Session Overview: In a dynamically evolving economy, how can we use data to provide insights, set direction, and initiate action that will strengthen communities and transform economies? DCED in collaboration with Penn State’s Center for Community and Economic Development (CECD) will provide a “sneak peek” at an initiative designed to help leaders answer this question and more.

    Pre-Conference Session

    Exploring the Role of Bond Finance in Your Organization's Sustainability Plan

    To learn more about this pre-conference session, which requires separate registration from the conference, please click here.

    Dietary / ADA Restrictions

    If you have any ADA restrictions, dietary restrictions or 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 stated deadline. PEDA reserves the right to assess the standard registration rate for registrations received after the deadline or only partially completed by the deadline.

    Young Professionals Sponsorships

    FirstEnergy logo    Team Pennsylvania logo

    Through the generosity of FirstEnergy and Team Pennsylvania, two full conference registrations will be made available for young professionals. Please complete this one-page application and submit it to jskopp@wannerassoc.com no later than September 9, 2022.

    Note: Any sponsorship awarded will only cover the cost of conference registration.

    IEDC Recognition

    This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) 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.

    Parking

    Self-parking is available at the Frasier Street or Beaver Street Garages. Overnight guests of the hotel may park in either garage at a rate of $12 per night plus tax and enjoy unlimited exits. Guest room keys can be programmed upon check-in to provide access to the garage.

    Consent to Use of Photographic Images

    Registration for, attendance at or participation in the 2022 PEDA Fall Conference constitutes 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 in photographs.

    COVID-19 Procedures

    PEDA strongly encourages all conference participants to be fully vaccinated prior to attending the 2022 PEDA Fall Conference 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.

    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.

    Any applicable discounts would be made by PEDA staff.

    • 10/24/2022
    • 10/26/2022
    • Hyatt Place State College (219 W Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801)
    Register

    2022 PEDA Fall Conference

    SPONSOR REGISTRATION

    Hyatt Place State College • State College, Pennsylvania

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAfall22


    Image of Hyatt Place State College (Photo Credit: Hyatt Place State College)

    Photo Credit: Hyatt Place State College

    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 a PDF version of the 2022 PEDA Sponsorship brochure.

    Thank you to our Sponsors!

    TUESDAY EVENING RECEPTION

    Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) Logo          Happy Valley Adventure Bureau Logo

    GOLD

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners logo          PSU EOC logo

    PSU OIP logo   Innovation Park at Penn State logo  

    SILVER

    AT&T Logo          PECO Logo

    KIZ Resources Logo      Sheetz logo

    BRONZE

    FirstEnergy Logo       Keller Engineers logo

    Kish Bank logo                          Juniata Valley Bank logo

    Geisinger logo

    EXHIBITORS

    KIZ Resources Logo            Sustainable Energy Fund Logo

    USDA, Rural Development logo      SBDC logo

    MKB logo      Keller Engineers logo

    Penoco logo

    Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Updated terms, conditions, deadlines and benefits (which may be revised at any time by PEDA) are available at www.peda.org and, by completing the sponsor registration process, the submitter understands and accepts them.

    Visit www.peda.org/sponsorships for updates.

    Note: Once capacity has been reached for exhibitors’ table-top displays at this event, no further exhibitor commitments can be accepted. If a commitment/payment for an exhibit table is received after capacity has been reached, it will be returned or refunded as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.”

    The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) is classified as a 501(c)(6) association by the Internal Revenue Service.

    Information on this page is subject to change.

    Any applicable discounts would be made by PEDA staff.

    • 10/24/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Hyatt Place State College (219 W Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801)
    Register

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    Pre-Conference Session

    Pre-Conference Session: Exploring the Role of Bond Finance in Your Organization’s Sustainability Plan

    Session Overview: The current Commonwealth Court Case on prevailing wage, when a local Pennsylvania authority is used as a conduit issuer, has many local Industrial Development Authorities (IDAs) wondering how this may impact future bond financing. During the recession, low interest rates on conventional financing reduced the demand for tax-free bond issues. With interest rates rising, many organizations will be looking for alternatives to conventional finance such as bond finance, but IDAs are unsure how to proceed, given the current court case. Through the pandemic, the profession also experienced a great amount of retirements of established economic development professionals and PEDA sees a clear value in revisiting the discussion of the use and sustainability of local IDAs. Among the topics to be addressed during this session are the following ones.

    • Ursinus College  / Commonwealth Court Update
      • Department of Labor and Industry Ruling on Ursinus College issue through Montgomery County HEHA
      • Appeal to Commonwealth Court. Timing for hearing, and judgement
      • What happens after the Commonwealth Court rules? 
    • Traditional IDA Bond Conduit Finance from Start to Finish
      • Application to DCED
      • IDA Solicitor involvement with Bond Counsel / Financial Institution
      • TEFRA Hearing
    • How to use a local IDA for other purposes:
      • IDA Conduit Mortgages
      • IDA Conduit Financing for Improvement Districts (NID, BID, TID)
      • IDA is a public authority - PA programs and Fed programs that require public authority applicants on behalf of other entities:  RACP; Statewide LSA; US DOT (RAISE PIDP)

    Eligible members of PEDA engaged in its individual certification program may earn 3.00 PDUs through participation in this pre-conference session.

    PIDA has determined that, through their participation in this pre-conference session, eligible representatives of DCED-certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) may earn 3.00 finance PDUs toward the annual PIDA requirement of 6.00.

    Presenters:

    Michael Grigalonis, COO & Executive VP, Chester County Economic Development Council (Moderator)

            Ramiro M. Carbonell, Shareholder, Stevens & Lee

            Kenneth R. Luttinger, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

        Karl S. Myers, Co-Chair, Appellate Practice Group, Stevens & Lee

        Gary W. Smith, President & CEO, Chester County Economic Development Council

    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.

    Consent to Use of Photographic Images

    Registration for, attendance at or participation in this pre-conference session 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 in photographs.

    Parking

    Self-parking is available at the Frasier Street or Beaver Street Garages. Overnight guests of the hotel may park in either garage at a rate of $12 per night plus tax and enjoy unlimited exits. Guest room keys can be programmed upon check-in to provide access to the garage.

    COVID-19 Procedures

    PEDA strongly encourages all conference participants to be fully vaccinated prior to attending the 2022 PEDA Fall Conference 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.

    Miscellaneous

    This agenda is subject to change. PEDA also reserves the right to reschedule or cancel this offering or to modify the start or end times. In the event of a cancellation, a refund will be provided to registrants.

    To ensure DCED/PIDA staff have the most current information regarding your professional development achievements, please be sure to submit your credits to them following this event.

    On-site registration is currently expected to take place between 8:00 am and 8:30 am.

    • 12/07/2022
    • 02/08/2023
    • 41
    Register

    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

    Marketing/Attraction


    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.


    IEDC-accredited
    Sponsor                                       Sponsor                                      Accredited by


                                                          

    www.peda.org                             www.dced.pa.gov                            www.iedconline.org   

    717-441-6047                                866-466-3972                                 202-223-7800


    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

    For more information go to https://www.iedconline.org/pages/course-schedule/ 


    Questions should be directed to Tammy K Linn at tlinn@wannerassoc.com
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