Overview

The SBDC program is a public-private partnership that leverages the resources of government, higher education and the business community to facilitate the growth of Pennsylvania small firms.

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers are sponsored by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the 18 participating colleges and universities, local economic and community development organizations, the financial and professional communities, and the Defense Logistics Agency among others.

Funding Partners

Funding support and resources are provided through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development's Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance and through support from the host institutions. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 215-898-1219. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA


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Service Partners

The Pennsylvania SBDC is an accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers.

The SBDCs are active participants in their communities through involvement with a wide range of public and private organizations. These relationships allow for cross referral of clients and cooperative services and training. The SBDCs have strong working relationships with the following organizations--among many others:

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