Rep. Pat Meehan

Counties Served: Berks • Chester • Delaware • Lancaster • Montgomery

January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016

The Pennsylvania SBDCs depend on continued federal and state funding to offer its services to constituents of the 7th district.  Independent 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 7th district.

RESULTS:

Entrepreneurs Consulted 1,087
Women- and Jointly-Owned 65%
Veterans 6%
Minorities 31%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 16,331
Businesses Started 72
Jobs Saved 464
Jobs Created 230
Client-Obtained Financing $33,312,900
Assets Preserved $588,735

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 % of Small Businesses
Berks 411,442 31,914 99.94
Chester 498,886 52,284 99.93
Delaware 558,979 50,293 99.92
Lancaster 519,445 49,880 99.94
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

Kutztown University SBDC

Director
(484) 646-4003

Lehigh University SBDC

Director
(610) 758-3980

Temple University SBDC

Director
(215) 204-7282

Widener University SBDC
Lenin Agudo
Director
(610) 619-8490

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