Rep. Ryan Costello

Counties Served: Berks • Chester • Lehigh • Montgomery

January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016

The Pennsylvania SBDCs depend on continued federal and state funding to offer its services to constituents of the 6th 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 6th district.

RESULTS:

Entrepreneurs Consulted 709
Women- and Jointly-Owned 65%
Veterans 9%
Minorities 26%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 11,542
Businesses Started 49
Jobs Saved 375
Jobs Created 122
Client-Obtained Financing $23,339,666
Assets Preserved $457,905

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:

DISTRICT PROFILE:

County Population # of Small Businesses % Small Businesses
Berks 411,442 31,914 99.94%
Chester 153,990 12,328 99.98%
Lehigh
349,497
29,385
99.89%
Montgomery 81,642 6,380 99.95%
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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

Director
(484) 646-4003

Lehigh University SBDC

Director
(610) 758-3980

Temple University SBDC

Director
(215) 204-7282

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