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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Aliquippa
Aliquippa Alliance for Unity and Development
Micro-Loan Contact: Jonathan Pettis...View details

Allentown
Allentown Economic Development Corporation
Contact: Janice Gubich, Director of Finance...View details

Altoona
Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation
Contact: Martin J. Marasco, President and CEO...View details

Altoona
Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission
Executive Director: Edward M. Silvetti Micro-Loan Contact: Michael Mignogna Works to encourage the creation and retention of jobs, while actively seeking to improve the quality of life...View details

Carbondale
Carbondale Technology Transfer Center (CTTC)
CTTC assists entrepreneurs, small businesses, light industry assembly manufacturers and food production operations in growing their business ventures. Assistance includes access to at or below...View details

Centre County
Centre County Industrial Development Corporationís (CCIDC)
The CCIDC promotes economic development throughout Centre County with the ultimate goal of attracting and retaining family-sustaining jobs. Through various program activities CCIDC supports the...View details

Exton
South Eastern Economic Development Company of PA (SeedCo)
SeedCo offers economic development loan programs to minority, women-owned, veterans and other small business owners. As the largest nonprofit Certified Development Company (CDC) in Pennsylvania,...View details

Lancaster
Community First Fund
Executive Director: Don Dehart Micro-Loan Contact: Glenda Machia Works to create economic opportunities and stronger communities throughout central Pennsylvania with affordable loans, one-on-one...View details

Lewisburg
SEDA-COG Local Development Corporation
Contact: Jerry Bohinski, Chief, Economic Development...View details

Oil City
Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning & Dev. Commission
Executive Director: William Steiner Micro-Loan Contact: Dale F. Massie...View details

Philadelphia
Ben Franklin Technology of SE Pennsylvania
Executive Director and Micro-Loan Contact, Terrence Hicks Works to stimulate economic growth through innovation, entrepreneurship and the development and adoption of new technologies....View details

Philadelphia
DelVal Business Finance Corporation
DelVal Business Finance Corp. (DelVal) is a 504 Lender...View details

Philadelphia
Northeastern Economic Development Co. of PA-CDC, Inc.
Formerly called Northeastern Economic Development Company (NEDC), ASBF is a non-profit organization that works with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and private sector lenders to...View details

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Commercial Development Corporation
Executive Director: Curtis Jones, Jr Micro-Loan Contact: Rick Dean/Linda House Works to revitalize neighborhoods and assist small, minority and female-owned businesses. Also promotes entrepreneurial...View details

Pittsburgh / Southwest PA
Bridgeway Capital, Inc.
Bridgeway Capital provides both primary and secondary sources of financing, and often partners with a bank or other financial institution to find the best financial solution for the small business....View details

Pittston
Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance
Executive Director: Cameron Moore Micro-Loan Contact: Tom Pellegrini Works to coordinate economic development activities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania....View details

Reading
Greater Berks Development Fund (GBDF)
GBDF helps companies locate, expand and grow in Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania by providing assistance with site selection, relocation, financing, state incentive program applications...View details

Ridgway
North Central PA Regional Planning & Dev. Commission
Executive Director: Ronald W. Kuleck Micro-Loan Contact: Jill Foys...View details

Scranton
MetroAction, Inc
Executive Director: John Kokinchak Micro-Loan Contact: Kristine French...View details

Scranton
Northeastern Economic Development Co. of PA-CDC, Inc.
Formerly called Northeastern Economic Development Company (NEDC), ASBF is a non-profit organization that works with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and private sector lenders to...View details

State College
CCIDC Business Incubator Program
The Centre County Industrial Development Corporation (CCIDC) Business Incubator Program, located at Innovation Park on the main campus of Penn State University, provides entrepreneurs with access...View details

Washington
Washington County Council on Economic Development
Executive Director: Malcolm Morgan Micro-Loan Contact: Daniel Reitz...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Kiva
Since its launch in 2005, Kivaís mission has been to alleviate poverty by connecting people through microlending. As of August 2012, Kiva.org has enabled people to make over $340 million in loans...View details

Statewide
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Works to foster opportunities for businesses and communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy, thereby enabling Pennsylvania to achieve a superior quality of life....View details

Nationwide
Accion USA
ACCION USA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides microloans, business training and other financial services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access bank...View details

Nationwide
Fund A Scientist
Contact: George Kurzon, M.D. Fund A Scientist is a website where individuals or institutions with funding can seek out scientists with innovative projects and provide ...View details

Nationwide
TruFund Financial Services, Inc. (TruFund)
TruFund is a national nonprofit organization promotes economic development in communities underserved by traditional banking institutions by providing affordable capital, hands-on business assistance,...View details

Nationwide
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
USDA Rural Development provides financial and technical resources in rural areas in order to support community and economic development opportunities, as well as improve quality of life issues....View details

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