By Ryan E. Glenn, Director of Statewide Initiatives
With the recent news and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation, this is an unprecedented time for Pennsylvania residents and the entire nation. While public health and safety remains everyone’s top priority, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is also hard at work continuing to serve our clients.
We understand and appreciate that our clients count on us for support and expertise, and, in turn, they serve as essential economic contributors to their communities --- employing local workforces, providing family-sustaining wages, delivering vital services, and so much more.
While in-person meetings and activities have been postponed, our staff is ready and available by phone and email to advise our clients. We are all learning as we go, and as we navigate through this, and our staff stands ready to provide the guidance that Ben Franklin portfolio companies have come to expect over the last 37 years.
We know Pennsylvanians rely on the jobs and innovations created by Ben Franklin clients, and we are committed to do everything within our power to help our clients to continue operations as effectively as possible. We encourage any clients with questions or concerns to reach out to their portfolio managers.
For more information on Ben Franklin’s regional offices and any updates, please visit Ben Franklin’s website.
For information about the COVID-19 resources and assistance programs available from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, please visit www.dced.pa.gov/resources. For information about support to employers and employees from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor, please visit https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/. For the most up-to-date information on health concerns related to COVID-19, please follow www.governor.pa.gov and www.doh.pa.gov.