We are a collaborative network of business development organizations with a goal of providing businesses in southeastern Pennsylvania with a wide array of assistance. Our core partners include:
- Economic Development Corporations in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties providing small, mid, and large size companies with proven financing and real estate solutions, workforce talent, and entrepreneurial networking and collaboration.
- Small Business Development Centers at leading universities in the southeast including Kutztown, Lehigh, Temple, Wharton (University of Pennsylvania), and Widener supporting state economic development by providing entrepreneurs with individual consultation, comprehensive education, and information resources necessary to help their businesses start, grow, and prosper. SBDC consultants work with entrepreneurs in confidential, one-to-one sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more.
- Industrial Resource Centers in Philadelphia and Berks County providing consulting services, talent development, training and education and networking to help manufacturing operations across southeast Pennsylvania.
Our region is also fortunate to have the following additional organizations who work with the core partners to help Pennsylvania businesses and implement regional economic development programs and initiatives: