Rep. Dwight Evans

Counties Served: Montgomery • Philadelphia

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

The Pennsylvania SBDCs depend on continued federal and state funding to offer its services to constituents of the 2nd districtIndependent research finds that Pennsylvania SBDC clients generate $3.09 in tax revenue for every $1 of federal funding the SBDC receives. Below are the most recent results for the 2nd district.


Entrepreneurs Consulted 713
Women- and Jointly-Owned 72%
Veterans 7%
Minorities 54%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 14,349
Businesses Started 51
Jobs Saved 659
Jobs Created 143
Client-Obtained Financing $11,388,173
Assets Preserved $457,905

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


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:

County Population # Small Businesses % Small Businesses
Montgomery 799,874 90,343 99.91%
Philadelphia 1,526,000 100,729 99.89%
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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

Temple University SBDC

(215) 204-7282

Wharton SBDC

(215) 898-4861

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