Ben Franklin News

Ben Franklin Technology Partners: Growth Breeds Success for Entrepreneurs

Over the years, Pennsylvania has faced economic challenges as manufacturing and industrial jobs have left the region. Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) has sought to help the region build new businesses and diversify its economy by providing both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise, and access to a network of innovative, expert resources. BFTP estimates that it has created 140,000 jobs and boosted the Pennsylvania economy by $6.6 Billion. As BFTP has grown, the U.S. Economic Development Administration has provided grants to support its expansion. If growth and progress are a measure of success, then BFTP may be one of the most successful projects EDA has ever supported. Read more: