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Economic Development Critical


Dear Economic Development Professional: 

With the long-term viability of the Commonwealth’s small business community hanging in the balance, a continued focus on economic development recovery is critical. With plenty of hard work ahead to help bring back the economy and jobs, members of PEDA and the larger economic development community have a valuable role to play in these efforts. 

Please contact your legislators to support the economic development initiatives and bills listed below:

  • Allocate New Funds to Offset the Economic Damage Created by COVID-19
    • Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) - PEDA is advocating for the establishment of a new RLF designed to specifically fill critical gaps not covered by existing programs or funding sources, to be capitalized by federal American Rescue Plan dollars and to be administered by PEDA.
    • Administer - PEDA is requesting that CEDOs be named to administer any new (or renewed) economic development programs, such as Main Street and CHIRP.
  • Fund Economic Development Training Initiatives - PEDA is seeking support to enhance and manage the program of training for economic development organizations positioned to administer current and future state financing programs throughout the Commonwealth.
  • Establish a Dedicated Funding Stream for Economic Development Corporations - PEDA is asking that EDCs receive a dedicated funding line, especially if any new ones are established for other economic development organizations.
  • Promote Legislation and Policies that Support Economic Development. - PEDA monitors a substantial amount of legislation that supports economic development. Several bills addressing tax credits are currently up for votes in the Legislature and need your support.

Please utilize information on right to contact your legislators directly or feel free to cut and paste draft letter below:


Dear Legislator:

I work for an economic development agency that serves the local economy of my area and the state. Thank you for your work on SB109/Act 1 of 2021!  Your hard work in addressing the crisis created by COVID-19 with items such as Act 1 and COVID Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) is greatly appreciated.

There is plenty of hard work ahead to help bring back the economy and jobs for the residents of the Commonwealth and we are available as a resource with these efforts.  Thus, please support the following items in this legislative session. 

  • Allocate New Funds to Offset the Economic Damage Created by COVID-19
    • Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) - PEDA is advocating for the establishment of a new RLF designed to specifically fill critical gaps not covered by existing programs or funding sources, to be capitalized by federal American Rescue Plan dollars and to be administered by PEDA.
    • Administer - PEDA is requesting that CEDOs be named to administer any new (or renewed) economic development programs, such as Main Street and CHIRP.
  • Fund Economic Development Training Initiatives - PEDA is seeking support to enhance and manage the program of training for economic development organizations positioned to administer current and future state financing programs throughout the Commonwealth.
  • Establish a Dedicated Funding Stream for Economic Development Corporations - PEDA is asking that EDCs receive a dedicated funding line, especially if any new ones are established for other economic development organizations.
  • Promote Legislation and Policies that Support Economic Development. - PEDA monitors a substantial amount of legislation that supports economic development. Several bills addressing tax credits are currently up for votes in the Legislature and need your support
    • HB 952 - Data Center Sales and Use Tax Exemption 
    • SB 463 - Data Center Sales and Use Tax Exemption 
    • SB 681 - Carry Forward Tax Credit Changes to Help Businesses Recover from COVID-19 
    • SB 682 - Extends KIZ Tax Credit Changes to Help Businesses Recover from COVID-19 

Organizations such as mine are uniquely positioned to further assist the State to help local businesses and communities recover. We are in every legislative district, county and community within Pennsylvania and have the experience and expertise required to help our economy recover from COVID-19.  Please feel free to contact myself or my agency to discuss any one of these items.

Sincerely, 

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