Business Management

Learn how to start a business. Already have a business? Our organizations can help you on a number of topics related to business owners including accounting, legal issues, taxes, workforce issues, creating or updating a business plan, etc.

 

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners is one of the nation’s longest-running technology-based economic development programs. For more than 30 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise and access to a network of innovative, expert resources. Their goal is to accelerate technology development and commercialization in the state of Pennsylvania, and to create high-paying, sustainable jobs for Pennsylvanians.

Northcentral Office

(Centre, Clinton, Juniata & Mifflin counties)

115 Technology Center

University Park, PA 16802

814-863-0532

http://cnp.benfranklin.org/

Northeastern Office

(Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union counties)

116 Research Drive

Plaza Level

Bethlehem, PA 18015

610-849-9091

http://nep.benfranklin.org/

The Berwick Industrial Development Association is an economic development group that helps businesses, site selection consultants, and commercial realtors find available land and buildings in Berwick, Pennsylvania. They also help identify sources for financial assistance packages. Berwick Industrial Development Association serves Columbia County.

107 Market Street
Berwick PA 18603

570-752-3612

http://www.bida.com/

The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide one-on-one consulting, educational programs, and information to pre-venture, start-up, and existing small businesses located in the Central PREP Region. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals that emphasize education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. The SBDC program is a cooperative effort between the private sector, the educational community and federal, state, and local governments. The Bucknell University SBDC serves Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.

112 Dana Engineering Building
Lewisburg PA 17837



The Centre County Industrial Development Corporation’s (CCIDC) mission is to promote economic development throughout Centre County with the ultimate goal of attracting and retaining family-sustaining jobs. Through various program activities CCIDC supports the expansion, health and well-being of existing Centre County businesses as well as new business attraction. In addition to various loan programs and financing assistance, the CCIDC offers space at two business incubators. Pennsylvania firms can obtain start-up assistance including the use of offices and specialized laboratory facilities. The CCIDC serves Centre County.

200 Innovation Blvd
Suite 156
State College PA 16803

814-235-1666

    www.cbicc.org     



The Clinton County Economic Partnership (CCEP) is a non-profit corporation chartered in Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Partnership is to promote the economic interests of the Clinton County "Community." The Partnership was created to bring together all organizations providing economic development services. The original agencies that formed the Partnership were the Industrial Development Corporation of Clinton County, the Clinton County Tourist Promotion Agency, and the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce. The CCEP serves Clinton County.

212 North Jay Street

PO Box 506

Lock Haven, PA 17745

570-748-5782

http://clintoncountyinfo.com/

The Columbia Alliance for Economic Growth is a targeted economic development agency dedicated to providing programs and services that actively promote increased and improved business attraction, creation, retention and expansion in the Columbia-Montour County region, resulting in growth in the area’s tax base, expanded and improved employment opportunities, and a better standard of living for residents of our region. The Alliance serves Columbia and Montour counties.

107 South Market Street

Suite 5

Berwick, PA 18603

570-752-5600

http://choosecolumbiamontour.com/

The Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce (GSVCC) is a regional, membership-based business organization dedicated to preserving and strengthening the Valley's business environment and quality of life by providing programs and services that promote civic, social, business, and economic growth and development. The GSVCC serves Montour County.

Routes 11-15

2859 N. Susquehanna Trail

P.O. Box 10

Shamokin Dam, PA 17876

570-743-4100

http://www.gsvcc.org/

IMC is a private-public partnership that contributes to the economic growth in Central Pennsylvania through an engaged staff that provide the manufacturers of our region with objective advice, strategic perspective, high value services and solutions through access to regional, state and national resources. The IMC serves Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.

One College Avenue

DIF 32

Williamsport, PA 17701

570-329-3200

http://www.imcpa.com/

Juniata Business and Industry, Inc. (JBI) is the County and State recognized Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for Juniata County. The prime mission of JBI is to enhance the economic and social well-being of Juniata County by fostering, developing and supporting efforts to provide employment, attract business and industry, and generally to promote the improvement of the attractiveness of Juniata County while remaining sensitive to the environment and to the retention of the County’s rural character. JBI serves Juniata County.

287 East Industrial Drive, Suite 101

Mifflintown, PA 17059

717-436-8201

http://www.jbi.org/

Keystone Innovation Zones (KIZs) are designated zones established in communities that host institutions of higher education. These zones are designed to foster innovation and create entrepreneurial opportunities by forming partnerships with organizations available to assist the business community. The intent of the I-99 KIZ is to help create a “knowledge neighborhood” in which Penn State University, economic development groups, businesses, capital sources and community leaders can connect with one another quickly and effectively to provide a network of support and resources. The KIZ serves Centre County.

Mary Resides

I-99 Keystone Innovation Zone Coordinator

200 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 150

State College, PA 16803

814-235-1666

 

The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide one-on-one consulting, educational programs, and information to pre-venture, start-up, and existing small businesses located in the Central PREP Region. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals that emphasize education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. The SBDC program is a cooperative effort between the private sector, the educational community and federal, state, and local governments. The Lock Haven SBDC service area in the Central PREP Region includes: Clinton and Lycoming counties.

301 West Church Street

East Campus,

Lock Haven, PA 17745

570-484-2589

http://www.lhup.edu/sbdc/index.htm

The mission of the Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC) is to promote the growth of employment and income in Mifflin County by using technical and financial resources from MCIDC and federal, state, and local agencies and individuals to encourage and assist business and industrial formation, retention, and expansion. As a resource for many State and Federal programs, MCIDC will work with companies within the County to assist them in securing loans, or grants where applicable, that are tailored to their needs, and walk through the application process with the appropriate Governmental authority. The MCIDC serves Mifflin County.

6395 SR 103N

Lewistown, PA 17044

717-242-0393

http://www.mcidc.org/index.php

 

The purpose of the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership (MVEDP) is to further economic development of the Moshannon Valley in order to relieve existing unemployment by purchasing, owning, selling, leasing, remodeling, and repairing properties to provide industrial sites, housing units, and other facilities which will further the economic development and welfare of the community. In an effort to create new job opportunities for the people of the Moshannon Valley, the Partnership works to assist existing companies to grow and expand, markets the area to outside firms that might be interested in locating to the Valley, and assists entrepreneurs that want to start new businesses in the area. The MVEDP serves Centre County.

200 Shady Lane

Philipsburg, PA 16866

814-342-2260

http://www.mvedp.org/

The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide one-on-one consulting, educational programs, and information to pre-venture, start-up, and existing small businesses located in the Central PREP Region. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals that emphasize education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. The SBDC program is a cooperative effort between the private sector, the educational community and federal, state, and local governments. The Penn State SBDC service area in the Central PREP Region includes: Centre and Mifflin Counties.

200 Innovation Blvd

119 Technology Center

University Park PA 16802

814-863-4293

http://sbdc.psu.edu/

The Susquehanna Industrial Development Corporation (SIDCO) helps existing and new organizations move their businesses forward by stimulating, influencing and facilitating new public and private investment and to undertake business ventures that may be beyond the capabilities of the private sector. It can help your company get from point A to point B easily and confidently. SIDCO serves Snyder County.

Routes 11-15

2859 N. Susquehanna Trail

P.O. Box 10

Shamokin Dam, PA 17876

570-743-4100

http://www.gsvcc.org/economic/index.html

The Union County Economic Development Corporation (UCEDC) mission is to promote economic growth throughout Union County through business retention and attraction initiatives. The UCEDC serves Union County.

155 N 15th Street

Lewisburg, PA 17837

570-524-3852

http://uncoedc.com/

The Williamsport / Lycoming Chamber of Commerce (WLCC) has much to offer businesses in our community. The organization not only provides general Chamber services, but is also the agency for economic development in Lycoming County whereby they keep in close contact with local, state and federal leaders informing them of what is of importance for businesses in our community. The WLCC serves Lycoming County.

100 West Third Street

Williamsport, PA 17701

570-326-1971

http://williamsport.org/index.php

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