PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Registration is now open for 2 September Institute trainings

06/25/2013 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Registration is now open for 2 September Institute trainings.  Please follow the links below to learn more, to view registration brochures or to register!



The availability of dollars once accessible through popular economic development programs has steadily declined with each new budget cycle. As various funds have been exhausted or altogether dispensed of during this era of waning funding, economic developers have found themselves needing to be increasingly innovative in order to successfully carry out their entities’ missions. While innovation drives the economy of the commonwealth and nation as a whole, it is critical that industry professionals maintain a practical awareness and understanding of fundamental programs available to them outside of and unaffected by the budget cycle.

The primary goal of this program is to provide participants with an overview of key statutory programs, considered essential – but often overlooked – instruments in the economic developer’s toolbox. A complementary goal of this program is to introduce participants to new economic development tools which may only be available for a limited period of time, but which are designed to provide eligible projects with the funds needed to bring them to fruition. By gaining a fuller understanding, participants will be able to maximize the effectiveness of their leadership in their communities and regions.

No matter your level of experience in designing economic development packages for your clients, the aim of this program is to introduce you to and familiarize you with a variety of fundamental tools developed to help you get projects done in your community. Through participation in this program, you will increase your knowledge and be well positioned to evaluate your own practices with those of your peers, thereby improving your overall effectiveness as an economic developer. All economic development professionals whose responsibilities include working with clients or financing programs will benefit from this program.

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During this program, the concepts outlined in the agenda below will be covered in-depth, providing participants with a thorough understanding of what financial information is key from potential clients, how to use this information to consistently make sound credit decisions, and what alternatives may exist in assisting potential clients in need of strengthening their financials in advance of a successful financing pursuit. They will also gain skills aimed at helping them to identify a potential client’s underlying reasons for borrowing. Case studies will further enhance participants’ knowledge using real world scenarios.

Credit analysts, business finance officers and business development professionals would benefit from attending this program, as well as other individuals seeking to gain a fundamental knowledge of credit analysis and underwriting. Novices can expect to leave with a strong foundation in the credit analysis process, while more seasoned professionals will benefit from a fresh look at this key area of professional competency.

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These sessions are recognized by PEDA, the Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute and by the EDP certification program of the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA).  



Joshua L. Skopp | Executive Director

Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute

908 North Second Street | Harrisburg, PA 17102

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