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The Economic Impacts of Ben Franklin Technology Partners in 2020

Ben Franklin’s investments last year paid huge dividends for the commonwealth during the toughest of economic times, with clients generating more than $1.8 billion in revenue and securing $894 million in post-Ben Franklin financing.

REPORT: Ben Franklin & Clients

Lifted Pa. Economy

During Pandemic

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 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 more than 35 years ago, Ben Franklin has become one of the most widely known and emulated state technology-based economic development programs in the nation.

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.

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.

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Honors Gov. Dick Thornburgh

Gov. Thornburgh named the partnership after one of Pennsylvania’s most influential residents, reasoning that Benjamin Franklin evidenced the exact skills that would make the program work – merging science, innovation, business acumen and statesmanship to serve the greater good.