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  1. It’s time to restore funding to PA’s tech-based job-creation engine.

    Entrepreneurship feature on statewide funding of BFTP. Via NETWORK MAGAZINE: https://bit.ly/2UGclPe

  2. 4 Reasons Why: Business Incubation is Vital to Early-Stage Technology Firms.

    Business incubators provide innovative entrepreneurs and start-up companies with access to needed essential support services when they are most at risk – during their formative years. Blog by Chad Paul, BFTP/NEP CEO: https://bit.ly/2IsCuJT

  3. ICS expands to new production facility

    Innovative Control Systems (ICS) is expanding its production facilities to a new 52,000-sf, state-of-the art facility in Bethlehem. The building will provide a 260% increase in floor space and will incorporate the 5S workplace organization methodology to enhance the efficiency of ICS’s production processes to meet growing demand and position ICS for long-term growth. Via Continue Reading…

  4. US Specialty Formulations pharma manufacturer chooses Allentown for expansion

    “It’s good for our economy when a high-tech business like US Specialty Formulations grows out of Ben Franklin TechVentures and into ownership of their own building in Allentown,” said Allentown Economic Development Corporation Program Manager David Dunn. “Keeping firms like this in the valley says a lot about what we have to offer.” Via AEDC: https://bit.ly/2uTA5ju

  5. Lehigh Valley’s first Net Zero building

    The Sustainable Energy Fund, whose board chairman is BFTP Lehigh Valley regional manager Bob Thomson, broke ground on its new $5.4 million headquarters. The new HQ is believed to be the Lehigh Valley’s first net-zero building and the second commercially viable net zero office building in the country. Via Lehigh Valley Business: https://bit.ly/2WL5cJR; Via Morning Call: https://bit.ly/2K9vDr6

  6. Ben Franklin funding is essential to economic growth in Pa.

    Effort Foundry has been a supplier of high-integrity steel castings to a wide spectrum of industries for more than 40 years. We would, however, not be where we are today without the help of Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Pennsylvania’s powerful job creation and high-tech economic development engine. Without Ben Franklin’s support, we have no doubt Continue Reading…

  7. Ben Franklin to Invest $210,000 in Manufacturing Innovation

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Board of Directors has approved the investment of $210,000 in manufacturers to support regional economic development. Ben Franklin provides 1:1 matching funding for work with a college or university partner on technology-based manufacturing innovation. Investments identified as continuation projects indicate that the client achieved pre-determined milestones and is Continue Reading…

  8. Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

    Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation has unveiled its new “Made Possible in Lehigh Valley” branding video, highlighting the innovation, determination, and work ethic of the region.

  1. Here’s to 30 years of nurturing companies in Allentown.

    Congratulations on 30 years of success to Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network member, AEDC’s Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. Via Keystone Edge: https://bit.ly/2ujINHj

  2. Seth Mattison will keynote on The War At Work at the Ben Franklin iXchange.

    On-Line registration for the May 21st iXchange is open. We have the most diverse workforce in U.S. history, with five generations at work. While workers of different ages are pretty much looking for the same things – meaningful contribution, advancement opportunities, and compensation for a job well done – they can have very different ideas Continue Reading…

  3. BFTP Testifies before Senate Appropriations Committee as Proposed Budget Keeps Funding at Historically Low Levels

    The four CEOs of Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ statewide network testified today before the state Senate Appropriations Committee and cautioned that the 2019-20 draft budget plan that keeps funding at historic lows represents a disinvestment in Pennsylvania’s economic growth at a time when other states are stepping up investments. View testimony HERE. Since 2007-08, “Challenge Continue Reading…

  4. Ben Franklin Technology Partners Testify Before Senate Appropriations Committee as Proposed Budget Keeps Funding at Historically Low Levels

    The four CEOs of Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ statewide network testified today before the state Senate Appropriations Committee and cautioned that the 2019-20 draft budget plan that keeps funding at historic lows represents a disinvestment in Pennsylvania’s economic growth at a time when other states are stepping up investments.

  5. Ben Franklin Technology Partners to Appear Before PA Senate Appropriations Committee

    3:00 PM, Wednesday, March 6, live-streamed: https://www.pasenategop.com/ The Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Ben Franklin) Pennsylvania statewide network will present before the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee regarding the proposed 2019-2020 Pennsylvania budget at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6, live-streamed here: https://www.pasenategop.com/. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania is one of four Ben Franklins Continue Reading…

  6. NextShift to Streamline Healthcare Processes

    Doctors and their patients have a lot to keep track of during and after a visit – discharge instructions, medication reminders, and follow-up appointments. Ben Franklin TechVentures start-up NextShift LLC is applying technology to streamline that process. Via Lehigh Valley Business: https://bit.ly/2VkEV4r

  7. Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Map Highlights Regional Resources for Start-ups

    A new, interactive map has been launched by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation that highlights organizations, initiatives, and resources available in the Lehigh Valley to entrepreneurs and start-up companies. https://bit.ly/2GMlr5C

  8. Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Reaches Capacity and Breaks Records

    Clients of the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, together earned nearly $7 million in revenue, and employed 31 full-time and another 43 part-time/contracted employees in 2018. The Allentown Economic Development Corporation announced the aggregated results of its annual Incubator Client Impact Survey.  https://bit.ly/2Ez4Akw