Rep. Scott Perry

Counties Served: Adams • Cumberland • Dauphin • York

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

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 $6.56 in tax revenue for every $1 of federal funding the SBDC receives. Below are the most recent results for the 4th district.

RESULTS:

Entrepreneurs Consulted 419
Women- and Jointly-Owned 66%
Veterans 12%
Minorities 17%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 3,522
Businesses Started 27
Jobs Saved 140
Jobs Created 166
Client-Obtained Financing $14,329,922
Assets Preserved $915,810

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 2013-2014 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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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

Kutztown University SBDC
Ernie Post
Director
(484) 646-4003

Shippensburg University SBDC
Michael Unruh
Director
(717) 477-1935

Doing Business with the Commonwealth

The Pennsylvania Dept. of General Services (DGS) purchases more than $4 billion in goods and services each year and establishes procurement policy and procedures for most Commonwealth agencies. The Commonwealth made significant changes to its procurement program including the development of…

First Step to Starting Your Business (Kutztown, PA)

This workshop covers a number of critical issues relevant to starting and operating a small business. Subjects include: legal issues, accounting issues, organization, and management. The workshop is designed for both entrepreneurs thinking about opening their first business and existing business…

COSTARS

Bruce Beardsley, Marketing Manager of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services COSTARS program will present the program. He will present the following information: