Pa. can lead the way in tech innovation
Ben Franklin Technology Partners is among the most widely known and emulated statewide technology-based economic development programs in the nation. When it launched more than 35 years ago, Pennsylvania was at the forefront of investments in expanding the state’s economic base through technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship to build out advanced technology-based industries.
By every measure, Ben Franklin Technology Partners has been a success. Since its inception, statewide initiative has invested in more than 4,500 technology-based companies and boosted the state’s economy by more than $25 billion, helping to generate 148,000 jobs through investments in client firms and spinoff companies in Pennsylvania.
Serving all 67 Pennsylvania counties through four regionally-based centers, Ben Franklin Technology Partners surrounds clients with internal and external experts in accounting and finance, marketing, intellectual property protection, supply chain management and other disciplines. Ben Franklin’s “secret sauce” includes working with clients for many years, while providing high-value, enterprise-wide support. The process is labor intensive, customized, and has been developed over three decades of experience --- and many clients sites these factors as the reasons for their own success.