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Just started your own business? Pennsylvania provides a large number of resources and incentives geared specifically towards fledgling companies that offer expert assistance, tax credits, site searches and more to bolster fast growth and stability.

Small Business Development Centers

WHO IT’S FOR: STARTUP

The Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) support the economic development of entrepreneurs with individual consultation and the comprehensive education and information necessary to help their businesses start, grow and prosper.

PASBDC.org

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

WHO IT’S FOR: STARTUP, EARLY STAGE TECHNOLOGY

Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) provides a high-growth environment for both early-stage and established technology-driven companies with funding, technical expertise and an extensive network of statewide resources.

BenFranklin.org

Keystone Innovation Network

WHO IT’S FOR: KIZs, UNIVERSITIES, ESTABLISHED TECH FIRMS

The KIN merges the Keystone Innovation Zone and Innovation Grant programs to form a competitive grant program that helps companies, universities, researchers, students and entrepreneurs realize an improved level of access to technology and resources to grow firms.

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Keystone Opportunity Zones

WHO IT’S FOR: EXPANSION/RELOCATION, STARTUP, ESTABLISHED TECH FIRM, EARLY STAGE LIFE SCIENCE

Nationally recognized as a top economic development strategy, the KOZ program provides startups and other enterprises with the opportunity to expand underdeveloped and underutilized areas across the state with greatly reduced state and local taxes.

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Pennsylvania Life Sciences Greenhouse Initiative

WHO IT’S FOR: STARTUP, EARLY STAGE TECHNOLOGY, EARLY STAGE LIFE SCIENCE

The Pennsylvania Life Sciences Greenhouse Initiative (PALSG) initiative provides seed and pre-seed life sciences funding and connections to angel investors, strategic partners and resources and high-level life science consulting expertise for healthcare technology companies.

Biotechnology Greenhouse of Southern Pennsylvania

Life Science Greenhouse of Central PA

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program

WHO IT'S FOR: STARTUP, EARLY-STAGE TECHNOLOGY, ESTABLISHED TECH FIRM

PennTAP is a federal-state-university partnership for economic development at Penn State University. It helps Pennsylvania companies improve their competitiveness by providing technological assistance and information to help resolve specific technical questions or needs.

PennTAP

PA SiteSearch

WHO IT’S FOR: EXPANSION/RELOCATION, STARTUP

PA SiteSearch’s interactive map makes relocating or expanding a business in Pennsylvania easy with a state wide site and building database, community profiles and economic development contact information right at your fingertips.

Start Searching

PABizOnline.com

WHO IT’S FOR: STARTUP

PABizOnline.com gives entrepreneurs one-stop access to business information. Entrepreneurs can find out how to start a business, learn how PA can help them grow, find the right forms and electronically register a business with the Department of Labor and Industry, Department of Revenue, and Department of State.

PABizOnline.com

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