Rep. Bill Shuster

Counties Served: Bedford • Blair • Cambria • Fayette • Franklin • Fulton • Greene • Huntingdon • Indiana • Somerset • Washington • Westmoreland

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

The Pennsylvania SBDCs depend on continued federal and state funding to offer its services to constituents of the 9th district. Independent 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 9th district.

RESULTS:

Entrepreneurs Consulted 838
Women- and Jointly-Owned 64%
Veterans 9%
Minorities 9%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 12,000
Businesses Started 91
Jobs Saved 415
Jobs Created 217
Client-Obtained Financing $22,171,174
Assets Preserved $1,766,205

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
Bedford 49,762 4,407 99.98
Blair 127,089 9,350 99.97
Cambria 143,679 9,974 99.96
Fayette 136,606 9,071 99.94
Franklin 149,618 11,833 99.92
Fulton 14,845 1,207 99.93
Greene 38,686 2,326 99.79
Huntingdon 45,913 7,025 100.00
Indiana 88,880 4,247 99.97
Somerset 77,742 6,506 99.97
Washington 207,820 17,033 99.95
Westmoreland 365,169 29,732 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

Indiana University of Pennsylvania SBDC
Tony Palamone
Director
(724) 357-7915

Saint Francis University SBDC

Director
(814) 472-3200

Saint Vincent College SBDC

Director
(724) 537-4572

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

University of Pittsburgh SBDC
Raymond Vargo
Director
(412) 648-1542

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