Rep. Lou Barletta

Counties Served: Carbon • Columbia • Cumberland • Dauphin • Luzerne • Montour • Northumberland • Perry • Wyoming

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

The Pennsylvania SBDCs depend on continued federal and state funding to offer its services to constituents of the 11th DistrictIndependent research finds that Pennsylvania SBDC clients generate $6.56 in tax revenue for every $1 of federal funding the SBDC receives. Below are the most recent results for the 11th district.

RESULTS:

Entrepreneurs Consulted 748
Women- and Jointly-Owned 69%
Veterans 10%
Minorities 12%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 6,871
Businesses Started 54
Jobs Saved 391
Jobs Created 192
Client-Obtained Financing $20,168,919
Assets Preserved $1,242,885

To learn more about how this data is collected, visit the Pennsylvania SBDC’s data integrity process webpage.

NATIONAL IMPACT

The Pennsylvania SBDC is an accredited member of America’s Small Business Development Center Network. Hosted by leading universities, colleges and state economic development agencies, and funded in part through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, approximately 1,000 service centers are available nationwide to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training.   

Every federal dollar invested in SBDCs in 2013-14 created $2.31 in federal revenue and $3.17 in state revenue.  Additional information on America’s SBDC can be found below:

DISTRICT PROFILE:

County Population # of Small Businesses % Small Businesses
Carbon 65,249 4,374
99.93%
Columbia 67,295 4,619
99.96%
Cumberland 235,406 19,898
99.88%
Dauphin 268,100 21,484
99.87%
Luzerne 320,918 23,555
99.92%
Montour 18,267 1,433
99.72%
Northumberland 94,528 6,070
99.95%
Perry 45,969 3,638
99.97%
Wyoming 28,276 2,451
99.96%
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STATEWIDE PRESENCE

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to empower new and existing businesses.  The SBDC program is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and 18 universities and colleges across the Commonwealth.

District Contacts:

Pennsylvania SBDC Network

State Director
(215) 898-1219

Bucknell University SBDC

Director
(570) 577-1249

Kutztown University SBDC

Director
(484) 646-4003

Shippensburg University SBDC

Director
(717) 477-1935

University of Scranton
Lisa Hall-Zielinski
Director
(570) 941-7588

Wilkes University SBDC
Dorothy Lane
Director
(570) 408-4340

Doing Business with the Commonwealth

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First Step to Starting Your Business (Kutztown, PA)

This workshop covers a number of critical issues relevant to starting and operating a small business. Subjects include: legal issues, accounting issues, organization, and management. The workshop is designed for both entrepreneurs thinking about opening their first business and existing business…

COSTARS

Bruce Beardsley, Marketing Manager of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services COSTARS program will present the program. He will present the following information: