We select clients based on our assessment of which investments and engagements will generate the best results for the companies and the most favorable impact on regional employment.

To qualify for funding or other assistance, prospective clients must be:

  • Located in or relocate to Pennsylvania – BFTP/NEP serves the counties of Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne and Wyoming. If your company is located elsewhere in Pennsylvania, click here to identify another Ben Franklin center that serves your area.
  • An early-stage technology-based company or established manufacturing firm – Retail and service companies are not eligible.
  • Locally owned or a branch plant that employs or plans to employ a significant number of regional workers.