Rep. Scott Perry

Counties Served: Adams • Cumberland • Dauphin • York

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

The Pennsylvania SBDCs depend on continued federal and state funding to offer its services to constituents of the 4th 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 4th district.


Entrepreneurs Consulted 400
Women- and Jointly-Owned 75%
Veterans 13%
Minorities 20%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 2,815
Businesses Started 28
Jobs Saved 36
Jobs Created 120
Client-Obtained Financing $17,274,733
Assets Preserved $457,905


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 2013-2014 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
Adams 101,407 8,314 99.95
Cumberland 235,406 19,898 99.88
Dauphin 268,100 21,484 99.87
York 434,972 33,176 99.94
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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

Kutztown University SBDC
Ernie Post
(484) 646-4003

Shippensburg University SBDC
Michael Unruh
(717) 477-1935

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