Rep. Glenn Thompson

Counties Served: Cameron • Centre • Clarion • Clearfield • Clinton • Crawford • Elk •Erie • Forest • Huntington •Jefferson • McKean • Potter • Tioga • Venango • Warren

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

The Pennsylvania SBDCs depend on continued federal and state funding to offer its services to constituents of the 5th 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 5th district.

RESULTS:

Entrepreneurs Consulted 1,318
Women- and Jointly-Owned 62%
Veterans 8%
Minorities 8%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 16,488
Businesses Started 82
Jobs Saved 807
Jobs Created 399
Client-Obtained Financing $33,118,822
Assets Preserved $9,288,930

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
Cameron 5,085 376 100.00
Centre 153,990 12,328 99.98
Clarion 39,988 3,596 100.00
Clearfield 81,642 6,380 99.95
Clinton 39,238 2,613 99.96
Crawford 88,765 7,586 99.97
Elk 31,946 2,578 99.92
Erie 280,566 20,280 99.95
Forest 7,716 411 100.00
Huntingdon 45,913 3,452 100.00
Jefferson 45,200 4,247 100.00
McKean 43,450 3,312 99.97
Potter 17,457 1,702 99.94
Tioga 41,981 3,517 100.00
Venango 54,984 4,152 99.95
Warren 41,815 3,106 99.84
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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

Clarion University

Interim Director
(814) 393-2060

Gannon University SBDC
Margaret Horne
Director
(814) 871-7232

Lock Haven University SBDC

Director
(570) 484-2589

Penn State SBDC
Heather Fennessey
Director
(814) 863-4293

Saint Francis University SBDC

Director
(814) 472-3200

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

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