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.

RESULTS:

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.

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:

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
    • center statewide map colored

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

Clarion University SBDC

Director
(814) 393-2060

Duquesne University SBDC
Mary McKinney
Director
(412) 396-6233

Gannon University SBDC
Margaret Horne
Director
(814) 871-7232

Six Steps to a Better Business

In this Action-packed workshop you'll walk away with; What are the 6 steps & how do you move your business to the top, how to gain control of your time, team and money, how to turn your marketing into an investment,…

Export Basics

This course is designed to meet the needs of: Manufacturers and technology companies seeking to initiate export programs, Employees within exporting companies who need a basic knowledge of exporting, and Service firms seeking to improve their understanding of globalization. Course Topics…

Northwest PA Veteran Entrepreneurship Program: Clarion

If you are a Veteran who owns a business, or a Veteran who would like to start a business, join us for this informative workshop that will provide details on the regional resources that are available to help you start and…