Statewide Ben Franklin Network
For more than 30 years, Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) has been one of the most highly regarded programs in the country dedicated to growing a state’s technology-based economy. Since its inception in 1983, our pioneering organization has been embraced by every Pennsylvania governor and the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
The organization is the country’s gold standard for state and regional technology-based economic development programs. Our longevity is due to our sustained positive impact on Pennsylvania’s technology economy.
Positioned strategically throughout the state—with regional headquarters in the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and State College—BFTP supports and executes the Commonwealth’s technology agenda, builds on regional strengths, capitalizes on new opportunities and addresses the specific needs of our diverse communities. We serve as catalysts for economic growth by providing access to capital, business expertise and a network of resources that fosters innovation, growth and success.