PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

2015 PEDA Membership Survey Results

12/03/2015 8:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Thank you to all of the 2015 membership survey participants. In an ongoing effort to meet the needs of PEDA members, we conducted a brief survey to not only better understand the make-up of our membership, but to also ensure we are meeting the membership’s needs.

One thing really stood out – based on the survey participants’ feedback, it appears that we have an age gap in economic development and more importantly an experience gap. As an association and industry, this brings up a vital issue – what does succession planning look like in your region? How can we begin to fill the generational gap?

We look forward to bringing more economic development young professionals into the fold at PEDA through the Young Professional Scholarship for our annual conferences funded generously by FirstEnergy and continuing this important conversation in 2016.

Membership Information

Number of years of PEDA Membership: 60% 5 Years+

Type of membership

-          Economic Development Professional: 60%

-          Allied Professional + Public Official: 0

Satisfaction (scale of 1-5): 98% of respondents denoted 3 to 5

Value of membership – in order of respondents’ priority

1.     Networking

2.     Conferences

3.     Discounted Event Regis

4.     PEDI trainings

5.     News/Comm.

6.     Legis. Voice

Demographic Information

Demographic Data

  • -          66%: age of 50+
  • -          50/50 male to female ratio


  • -          45%: 25 years of experience
  • -          ~30%: 5-14 years of experience
  • -          ~7.5%: 15-24 years of experience

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