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    • 04/26/2021
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    • 04/28/2021
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    • Hilton Harrisburg - 1 N. Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

    2021 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference

    Hilton Harrisburg • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAspring21

    Hilton Harrisburg
    Photo Credit: Hilton Harrisburg

    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

    Details will be posted as soon as they are available.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Information regarding 2021 conference sponsorship opportunities will be available in late 2020. To learn more about current sponsorship opportunities, please view PEDA's current brochure or contact PEDA headquarters at 717-441-6047 or

    Hotel Reservation Information

    Information regarding discounted room nights is forthcoming.


    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/Exit*
    *Parking rates are subject to increases.

    IEDC Recognition

    As the conference agenda is developed, it will be submitted to the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for consideration in an effort to ensure interested and eligible attendees, through their participation, may earn professional development training that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).

    Consent to Use of Photographic Images

    Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the 2021 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant to PEDA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image in photographs.

    Dietary / ADA Restrictions

    If you have any ADA restrictions, dietary restrictions or allergies you would like PEDA to be aware of, please contact PEDA headquarters to make staff aware.

    Early Bird Rate

    Please note that 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.

    Cancellation / Refund / Substitution Policies

    Due to venue guarantees, requests for cancellations and refunds must be made in writing and received by 4:30 pm on the date identified in the 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 are subject to rate adjustments (i.e., member vs. non-member, early-bird vs. standard, etc.), where applicable.

    Room Block Piracy / Poaching

    Please note that similarly sized organizations have recently been the target of sham housing companies, which have contacted other organizations’ sponsors, exhibitors and/or registrants with fraudulent offerings of hotel rooms at significant discounts. As a precaution, this post is intended to keep you informed and to advise that no one from PEDA or our conference hotel(s) will contact you to request personal information including, but not limited to, credit card information.

    If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room reservation for a PEDA conference, or if they advise they’re representing our conference venues, please do not provide them with any information, but collect as much information as you can from them and pass it along to PEDA.

    Information on this page is subject to change.

    • 06/01/2021
    • (EDT)

    The annual PDU submission deadline is June 30th.

    Please use this online form to report your individual PDUs
    associated with PEDA's individual certification program.

Past events

11/19/2020 2020 PEDA Virtual Conference Series
08/13/2020 Virtual Regional Meeting - Eastern Pennsylvania
08/11/2020 Virtual Regional Meeting - Central Pennsylvania
08/05/2020 Virtual Regional Meeting - Western Pennsylvania
07/30/2020 Developing Local COVID-19 Grant Programs: A Forum for PEDA Members
06/08/2020 Reopening Pennsylvania: A Forum for PEDA Members
04/21/2020 Canceled: 2020 Young Professionals Reception
10/21/2019 Pre-Conference Session: Best Practices in Tax-Exempt Financing
10/21/2019 2019 PEDA Fall Conference
08/23/2019 2019 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Lancaster
08/22/2019 2019 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pottsville
08/16/2019 2019 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pittsburgh
08/15/2019 2019 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Altoona
04/29/2019 2019 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference
10/01/2018 Pre-Conference Training: The Craft of Deal Structures
08/23/2018 2018 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Reading
08/22/2018 2018 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Scranton
08/08/2018 2018 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – State College
08/06/2018 2018 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pittsburgh
04/23/2018 Pre-Conference Training: The Role of Private Capital in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
12/13/2017 Succession Planning 101: Ensuring Your Work Lives Beyond Your Tenure
10/23/2017 Pre-Conference Training: Best Practices for Loan Collection
09/13/2017 Web Seminar: Benchmarking Innovation
08/17/2017 2017 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – State College
08/14/2017 2017 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Reading
08/07/2017 2017 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pittsburgh
07/31/2017 2017 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pocono Mountains
07/17/2017 2017 PEDA Mini Regional Member Meeting – Harrisburg
04/24/2017 Pre-conference Training: Credit Reports & Other Searches – Are You Getting Everything You Need From Them?
12/14/2016 The Nuts and Bolts of New Market Tax Credits
10/31/2016 Preconference Session: The Essentials of Tax Increment Financing
09/20/2016 Fundraising for Economic Development
08/31/2016 2016 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Harrisburg
08/22/2016 2016 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pittsburgh
08/18/2016 2016 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Scranton
08/17/2016 2016 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Exton
05/11/2016 EB-5 and Local Economic Development
04/11/2016 Preconference Session: Closing the Loop Between Workforce & Economic Development - New Opportunities Under WIOA
04/11/2016 Preconference Session: Best Practices for Managing a Revolving Loan Fund
02/24/2016 Understanding Your Workforce
01/27/2016 Analyzing Economic Diversity
12/16/2015 Land Banks and Economic Development
11/12/2015 Business and Workforce Development in Challenged Neighborhoods
10/26/2015 Preconference Session: Financing Working Capital Lines of Credit
09/21/2015 NDC's Economic Development Credit Analysis
08/26/2015 2015 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Hazleton
08/25/2015 2015 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Reading
08/19/2015 2015 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – State College
08/17/2015 2015 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pittsburgh
05/13/2015 Introduction to Industry Analysis – Using Local Employment Dynamics Data for Industry Analysis
04/20/2015 Preconference Session: The Life of a Loan A to Z
04/20/2015 Preconference Session: Reinventing Strategic Planning: Building a Sustainable Business Model for Economic Development Agencies
02/25/2015 Introduction to Industry Analysis – Identifying Competitive Industries In Your Regional Economy
01/28/2015 P3 Matchmaking: Determining the Best Type of P3 Mechanism for Your Project
12/10/2014 Business Retention: Using Transition Planning & Employee Ownership to Keep Local Business Local
10/06/2014 Introduction to Tax-Exempt Financing
09/17/2014 Credit Analysis 201: Applied Methods and Techniques
09/10/2014 Best Practices in Effectively Utilizing Economic Impact Analyses
08/13/2014 2014 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Lancaster
08/07/2014 2014 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Bloomsburg
08/04/2014 2014 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Butler
05/07/2014 Fostering Leadership Competencies
04/28/2014 Strategies for Social Media Success in Economic Development
04/28/2014 Best Practices in Lender Negotiations & Client Management
03/31/2014 Bridging the Gap Between Economic Development, Academia & Business
01/29/2014 Workforce Development: Best Practices in Partnerships
10/21/2013 Economic Development Financing - Deal Structuring
09/11/2013 Webinar: Revisiting the Economic Developer’s Toolbox
05/08/2013 Redeveloping Blighted Properties: Financing Solutions
04/29/2013 Detecting Problem Loans and Dealing with Debt Collection
04/29/2013 Best Practices in Succession Planning for Nonprofits
02/27/2013 Measuring Impact to Build Support for Economic Development Programs
12/03/2012 2012 Basic Economic Development Course in Pennsylvania
10/22/2012 Best Practices in Loan Committee Management & Loan Documentation
09/19/2012 Redeveloping Blighted Properties: Tools and Strategies
09/12/2012 The Essentials of Project Management
04/23/2012 Best Practices in Economic Development Marketing
04/23/2012 An Introduction to Angel Investment and Venture Capital
01/26/2012 Trends in Online Site Selection & GIS Technology: How Businesses and Site Selectors Use the Web to Screen and Select Communities
10/03/2011 Governing Boards: Avoiding Risks and Maximizing Opportunities
08/22/2011 2011 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Bloomsburg, PA
08/17/2011 2011 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Lancaster, PA
08/15/2011 2011 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Butler, PA
07/21/2011 The Essentials of Grant Writing and Research
05/17/2011 Northeast Shale Gas Symposium
05/02/2011 A Guide to Debt Collection Practices for Economic Development Agencies
04/03/2011 Brownfields 2011 Economic Redevelopment Forum
03/02/2011 The Essentials of Commercial Lending Extended Learning School
12/06/2010 Basic Economic Development Course in Pennsylvania
10/25/2010 Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute Workshop: Roadmap to Good Lending Practices
09/28/2010 PA Brownfields 2010: Transforming our Communities, Strengthening our Economy
08/24/2010 2010 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Exton
08/19/2010 2010 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Harrisburg
08/17/2010 2010 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Clarion
08/16/2010 2010 PEDA REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING - Pittsburgh (Green Tree)
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