Rep. Lou Barletta

Counties Served: Carbon • Columbia • Cumberland • Dauphin • Luzerne • Montour • Northumberland • Perry • Wyoming

January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016

The Pennsylvania SBDCs depend on continued federal and state funding to offer its services to constituents of the 11th 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 11th district.


Entrepreneurs Consulted 738
Women- and Jointly-Owned 71%
Veterans 8%
Minorities 14%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 7,492
Businesses Started 70
Jobs Saved 227
Jobs Created 197
Client-Obtained Financing $18,519,586
Assets Preserved $2,224,110

To learn more about how this data is collected, visit the Pennsylvania SBDC’s data integrity process webpage.


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
Carbon 65,249 4,374
Columbia 67,295 4,619
Cumberland 235,406 19,898
Dauphin 268,100 21,484
Luzerne 320,918 23,555
Montour 18,267 1,433
Northumberland 94,528 6,070
Perry 45,969 3,638
Wyoming 28,276 2,451
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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

Bucknell University SBDC

(570) 577-1249

Kutztown University SBDC

(484) 646-4003

Shippensburg University SBDC

(717) 477-1935

University of Scranton
Lisa Hall-Zielinski
(570) 941-7588

Wilkes University SBDC
Dorothy Lane
(570) 408-4340

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