Ben Franklin Releases
2021 Statewide Economic Impact Report

Ben Franklin oversees a portfolio of hundreds of investments in tech startups and established manufacturers in Pennsylvania. The entrepreneurs and companies who make up this investment portfolio are as unique and as diverse as the industries comprising our Commonwealth.

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Across the commonwealth’s 67 counties, Ben Franklin’s client portfolio includes many of Pennsylvania’s best and brightest minds. Ben Franklin provides a high return on investment for Pennsylvania because we live with our investments beyond the concept stage, as partners in their development.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners serves all 67 counties through four regionally based centers in Pittsburgh, State College, Bethlehem, and Philadelphia, with satellite offices across the state. Launched nearly 40 years ago, Ben Franklin has become one of the most widely known and emulated state technology-based economic development programs in the nation.

NEW & NOTEWORTHY

2022-23 Proposed State Budget Includes $22 million for Ben Franklin Technology Partners

The funding, which amounts to a $2 million increase for each of the four regionally based Ben Franklin centers, is part of $32.5 million planned for the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA), which funds the statewide economic development initiative and provides competitive grants to support other high-tech ventures.

Ben Franklin 'shows no sign of slowing down'

Interest in the program has never been higher.

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