PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
The Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA)
Spurring innovation & the advancement of new technologies.
Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA)
As one of the largest state technology development programs in the nation, the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority was established to promote an entrepreneurial business environment, advance technology innovation, and create a technology-ready workforce.
The mission of the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) is to encourage and
coordinate programs and investments, which advance the competitiveness of Pennsylvania
companies and universities in the global economy.
The Authority’s board consists of Pennsylvania leaders including elected officials and thought leaders in higher education, finance, technology and nonprofit economic development organizations. It is considered Pennsylvania’s leading source for the technology strategy and funding that leads to proven prosperity, jobs and economic development.
The Board meeting schedule for 2016-2017 is as follows:
July 28, 2016
October 27, 2016
January 26, 2017
April 27, 2017
July 27, 2017
October 26, 2017
All meetings begin at 10:00 AM.
For more information, contact the Executive Director of the BFTDA Jennifer Leinbach, 717.720.7388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.