Econsult Solutions, Inc.’s Stephen P. Mullin attended the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association’s (PEDA) 2013 Spring Conference.

PEDA’s annual Spring conference is coming to Harrisburg from April 29th through May 1st. A strong program has been developed and we are proud to have attracted some outstanding speakers recognized throughout the commonwealth and beyond, including keynote Anatalio Ubalde. The Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute is offering two pre-conference workshops (separate registration required) focusing, respectively, on Best Practices in Succession Planning for Nonprofits and Detecting Loan Problems and Dealing with Debt Collection.


After kicking off the event Tuesday morning with a thought-provoking keynote presentation by nationally recognized economic developer and entrepreneur Anatalio Ubalde, attendees were treated to informative panel presentations focusing on such topics as best practices in effective grassroots lobbying, successful navigation of Commonwealth permitting issues, trends and developments on the business, government and advocacy fronts, workforce development, and keys to collaboration between multiple agencies, sectors and layers of government.

On Monday afternoon, preceding the official kickoff to the conference, a series of committee meetings were held, ending with the Spring Board meeting of the PEDA Board of Directors. Most noteworthy of the developments coming from these meetings was the dissemination of PEDA’s formally adopted 2013-14 Legislative Priorities. Advocacy Committee Chair Vito Gallo summarized PEDA’s primary goal as “delivering a 2013-14 state budget that strikes an appropriate balance between fiscal responsibility and strategic economic growth”.


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