Rep. Mike Kelly

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

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

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 700
Women- and Jointly-Owned 72%
Veterans 10%
Minorities 7%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 7,043
Businesses Started 77
Jobs Saved 445
Jobs Created 171
Client-Obtained Financing $35,271,799
Assets Preserved $3,466,995

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
(484) 646-4264

Clarion University SBDC

(814) 393-2060

Duquesne University SBDC

(412) 396-6233

Gannon University SBDC
Margaret Horne
(814) 871-7232

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