Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

Counties Served: Bucks • Montgomery

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

The Pennsylvania SBDCs depend on continued federal and state funding to offer its services to constituents of the 8th 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 8th district.

RESULTS:

Entrepreneurs Consulted 364
Women- and Jointly-Owned 62%
Veterans 11%
Minorities 24%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 5,883
Businesses Started 27
Jobs Saved 324
Jobs Created 78
Client-Obtained Financing $6,882,942
Assets Preserved $327,075

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
Bucks 625,249 67,505 99.97
Montgomery 799,874 90,343 99.91
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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

Lehigh University SBDC

Director
(610) 758-3980

Temple University SBDC

Director
(215) 204-7282

Wharton SBDC

Director
(215) 898-4861

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