Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

Counties Served: Bucks • 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 8th 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 8th district.


Entrepreneurs Consulted 380
Women- and Jointly-Owned 60%
Veterans 7%
Minorities 29%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 6,233
Businesses Started 26
Jobs Saved 328
Jobs Created 75
Client-Obtained Financing $4,958,042
Assets Preserved $654,150

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
Bucks 625,249 67,505 99.97
Montgomery 799,874 90,343 99.91
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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

Lehigh University SBDC

(610) 758-3980

Temple University SBDC

(215) 204-7282

Wharton SBDC

(215) 898-4861

CMC Networking Event

You are invited to join the Temple Small Business Development Center for an evening of networking with local leaders and service providers in your industry. Various professionals from the construction and real estate development sectors will provide an overview of their…

[NS] SEPTA: Meet The Primes

Meet The Primes: The event will begin with business-focused presentations followed by networking, giving attendees an oppoprtunity to meet SEPTA's Prime Contractors and Consultants to explore business opportunities and develop relationships. Reps from SEPTA's Procurement & Supply Chain Management Department along…

[NS] HUBZone Small Business Summit

A one-day education and networking event for all small business contractors, especially those interested in the HUBZone Program, plus federal agencies, large business primes that want to network with HUBZone certified small businesses. Also in attendance will be Participating Match-Making Agencies,…