Publications

Statewide Ben Franklin 30th Anniversary Retrospective

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On December 6, 1982, Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) was founded by Governor Dick Thornburgh and the Pennsylvania legislature. BFTP has since become the gold standard for technology-based economic development in the country. BFTP is a national and international model, honored with numerous awards and commendations from the president, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, International Economic Development Council and others.

BFTP has played a central role in the Commonwealth’s transition to a globally competitive knowledge economy. The success of BFTP’s portfolio clients ripples throughout the Pennsylvania economy, contributing to new jobs, new growth, new investments and higher Gross State Product.

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