From hardware to software, implementation and execution, information technology is an important component of business in Pennsylvania. In an attempt to bridge the technological divide, Pennsylvania supports IT initiatives that promote business growth and economic development through collaboratives, councils, and e-business that include the following:
e-Business Technical Assistance Program
This program seeks to increase e-business capabilities and provide free technical assistance to small and medium-sized businesses in disadvantaged areas.
The Technology Collaborative brings together companies, universities and private organizations to offer the best in research, talent and recruitment, electronics infusion, expansion support, and education and training.
eBizITPA assists companies of every size, specifically in education and training programs in e-business and advanced information technology.
Tech councils address the needs of their members and attract national and international attention to technology industries in Pennsylvania. The councils present programs, events, and create print and web publications.