PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

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Upcoming events

    • 12/07/2022
    • 02/08/2023
    • Combo of In-Person & Virtual Sessions
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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

    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
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    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
    • 04/17/2023
    • 04/19/2023
    • Hilton Harrisburg

    2023 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference

    Hilton Harrisburg • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAspring23

    Exterior Image of Hilton Harrisburg (Photo Credit: Hilton Harrisburg)Photo Credit: Hilton Harrisburg

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

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAspring23

    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.

    Agenda & Registration

    Please check back soon for details.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Please check back soon for details.

    Hotel Accommodations

    The conference will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg, located at One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Once available, details will be provided regarding directions for reserving your overnight room, the cut-off date, etc. Please note that, after the established deadline or once capacity has been reached – whichever comes first – reservations will only be accepted upon availability at prevailing hotel rates.

    Parking

    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 Self-Parking: $10.00/evening - unlimited exits*
    • Banquet & Meeting Guests: $5.00 per exit*

    Banquet & Meeting Guest Parking is valid up to ten (10) hours.

    Parking tickets must be validated at the Front Desk to receive the discounted rates.

    *Parking rates are subject to increases.

    Consent to Use of Photographic Images

    Registration for, attendance at or participation in the 2023 PEDA Spring Legislative 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.

    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 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 is currently seeking 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.

    COVID-19 Protocols

    PEDA strongly encourages all conference participants to be fully vaccinated prior to attending the 2023 PEDA Spring Legislative 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 visit to the conference venue and to visit the Hilton Harrisburg’s website to learn how it is 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.

    • 10/16/2023
    • 10/18/2023
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Reading

    SAVE THE DATES

    2023 PEDA Fall Conference

    DoubleTree by Hilton Reading • Reading, Pennsylvania

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAfall23

    Exterior Image of DoubleTree by Hilton Reading (Photo Credit: DoubleTree by Hilton Reading)

    Photo Credit: DoubleTree by Hilton Reading

    We hope you'll join us in Reading next fall. In the meantime, please join the conversation on social media.

    @PEDAtweets     #PEDAfall23

    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.

    Agenda & Registration

    Please check back soon for details.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Please check back soon for details.

    Hotel Accommodations / Parking

    Please check back soon for details.

    Consent to Use of Photographic Images

    Registration for, attendance at or participation in the 2023 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.

    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 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.

    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.

    COVID-19 Protocols

    PEDA strongly encourages all conference participants to be fully vaccinated prior to attending the 2023 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 visit to the conference venue(s) and to visit the venue's(s') website(s) 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.

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