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The Ben Franklin Technology Partners

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners is one of the nation’s longest-running technology-based economic development programs. For more than 30 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise and access to a network of innovative, expert resources. Their goal is to accelerate technology development and commercialization in the state of Pennsylvania, and to create high-paying, sustainable jobs for Pennsylvanians.

North Central Office 115 Technology Center University Park, PA 16802 | 814-863-0532 | www.cnp.benfranklin.org

112 Dana Engineering Building Lewisburg PA 17837 | 570-577-1249 | www.bucknell.edu/SBDC

SBDC Bucknell University

The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide one-on-one consulting, educational programs, and information to pre-venture, start-up, and existing small businesses located in the Central PREP Region. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals that emphasize education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. The SBDC program is a cooperative effort between the private sector, the educational community and federal, state, and local governments. The Bucknell University SBDC serves Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.

Innovative Manufacturers' Center

IMC is a private-public partnership that contributes to the economic growth in Central Pennsylvania through an engaged staff that provide the manufacturers of our region with objective advice, strategic perspective, high value services and solutions through access to regional, state and national resources. The IMC serves Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.

One College Avenue DIF 32 Williamsport, PA 17701 | 570-329-3200 | www.imcpa.com

301 West Church Street East Campus, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | 570-484-2589 | www.lhup.edu/sbdc

SBDC Lock Haven University

The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide one-on-one consulting, educational programs, and information to pre-venture, start-up, and existing small businesses located in the Central PREP Region. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals that emphasize education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. The SBDC program is a cooperative effort between the private sector, the educational community and federal, state, and local governments. The Lock Haven SBDC service area in the Central PREP Region includes: Clinton and Lycoming counties.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC)

Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) provides world-class consulting services exclusively to manufacturers throughout northeastern and northern Pennsylvania. NEPIRC works with its clients on consultative engagements designed to address their unique challenges and maximize their profitability. NEPIRC’s staff of professional business advisors and highly-qualified consultants design customized solutions for NEPIRC clients that enable them to adopt industry best practices, implement next generation manufacturing strategies, achieve profitable growth, successfully enter new markets and innovate new products and, ultimately, achieve profitability levels that exceed industry benchmarks. NEPIRC serves Columbia County.

75 Young Street Hanover Industrial Estates Hanover Township, PA 18706 | 570-819-8966 | www.nepirc.com

200 Innovation Blvd., Suite 119 and 156 University Park, PA 16802 | 814-865-0427 www.penntap.psu.edu/

Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)

Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) helps Pennsylvania companies improve their competitiveness by providing technical assistance and information to help resolve specific technical questions or needs. The program focuses on helping smaller firms that normally do not have the in-house expertise or resources to resolve specific technology questions or needs. PennTAP technical specialists assist small companies by providing technical advice, technical information, and connections to other expertise, resources, or programs.

SBDC Penn State University

The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide one-on-one consulting, educational programs, and information to pre-venture, start-up, and existing small businesses located in the Central PREP Region. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals that emphasize education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. The SBDC program is a cooperative effort between the private sector, the educational community and federal, state, and local governments. The Penn State SBDC service area in the Central PREP Region includes: Centre and Mifflin Counties.

200 Innovation Blvd 119 Technology Center University Park PA 16802 | 814-863-4293 | www.sbdc.psu.edu

201 Furnace Road Lewisburg, PA 17837 | 570-524-4491 | www.seda-cog.org

SEDA-COG

Millions of potential customers are located far beyond our borders. Let the SEDA-COG Export Development Program help prepare you to compete in these overseas markets and realize the global potential of your business. We provide counseling and technical assistance to new-to-export and experienced companies within the 11-county Central Pennsylvania region. This assistance includes but is not limited to: product classification, export compliance, regulatory issues, documentation, customer screening, payment methods and cultural considerations.