Rep. Mike Kelly

Counties Served: Armstrong • Butler • Clarion • Crawford • Erie • Lawrence • Mercer

January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016

The Pennsylvania SBDCs depend on continued federal and state funding to offer its services to constituents of the 3rd 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 3rd district.


Entrepreneurs Consulted 625
Women- and Jointly-Owned 67%
Veterans 9%
Minorities 6%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 7,308
Businesses Started 68
Jobs Saved 448
Jobs Created 154
Client-Obtained Financing $19,063,481
Assets Preserved $2,812,845

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 # of Small Businesses % Small Businesses
Armstrong 68,941 4,566 99.98
Butler 183,862 15,992 99.93
Clarion 39,988 3,596 100.00
Crawford 88,765 7,586 99.97
Erie 280,566 20,280 99.95
Lawrence 91,108 6,904 99.97
Mercer 116,638 9,173 99.92
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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

Clarion University SBDC

(814) 393-2060

Duquesne University SBDC
Mary McKinney
(412) 396-6233

Gannon University SBDC
Margaret Horne
(814) 871-7232

Understanding Financial Statements Webinar

  • Center: Gannon University SBDC
  • Price: No Cost
  • Location: , , PA 16501
Financial statements tell the story of a business. Our presenters will help you to read the story of your business by understanding and using a balance sheet and income statement. This session will give you the confidence to be able to…

eMarketing Basics Lunch and Learn

Building an effective online presence is a critical part of any marketing strategy for increasing business growth and strengthening customer loyalty. Learn which techniques and tools are the most effective use of your time and marketing budget.

First Step: Starting A Small Business DuBois

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business This monthly seminar provides an overview on the steps to start a business along with an in-depth look at a business plan. Topics include business registrations, licenses, business structures, taxation, research…