Other

Business Networking: Events for businesses with like interests and concerns as well as mentor/protégé programs and Industrial Consortiums.

Contact:

Bedford County

Blair County

Cambria County

Fulton County

Huntingdon County

Somerset County

BCDA

ABCD

JARI

FIDA

HCBI

SCEDC

 

Business Plan Development: Important for both new and existing businesses.  The entrepreneur or business owner is guided through the process of developing the plan.  The plan serves as a guide for operating the business as well as tool to assist in obtaining financing.

Contact:

St. Francis Small Business Development Center

 

Business Start-Up Procedures: Assistance is provided to entrepreneurs in areas such as business name registration, federal and state tax numbers, local rules and regulations, insurance requirements, business licenses, etc.

Contact:

St. Francis Small Business Development Center

 

New Business Attraction: Independent recruitment and support for interests for business location through the Governor’s Action Team, supply chain opportunities, site selectors, etc.

Contact:

Bedford County

Blair County

Cambria County

Fulton County

Huntingdon County

Somerset County

BCDA

ABCD

JARI

FIDA

HCBI

SCEDC

 

Product Development: Assisting companies with the development of new products from start to finish – ideation, patent searches, validated concept evaluations and sales forecasts, market research, design, prototyping, manufacturing, costing, and market launch.

Contact:

Bedford County

Blair County

Cambria County

Fulton County

Huntingdon County

Somerset County

IMC

IMC

Catalyst Connection

MANTEC

IMC

Catalyst Connection

 

Regional Economic Planning & Analysis in support of site and infrastructure project development and grantsmanship: Regional economic development planning and analysis, including cost-benefit and other economic impact modeling (SAP&DC uses the IMPLAN tool), is vital to successfully compete for scarce local, state, and federal project resources.  Moreover, successfully managing associated regulatory requirements, land use, infrastructure, environmental, and public involvement through a formalized planning effort is the hallmark of successful project management.

Contact

SAP&DC

 

Strategic Services: Growth strategy development, executive coaching, succession planning, board development etc.

Contact:

Bedford County

Blair County

Cambria County

Fulton County

Huntingdon County

Somerset County

IMC

IMC

Catalyst Connection

MANTEC

IMC

Catalyst Connection

 

Technology Commercialization: Assistance for technology firms with business management issues specific to their needs including areas such as: alternative financing, including federal research grants; patents and trade marking; intellectual property; product commercialization and marketing; and subcontracting with large corporations.

Contact:

St. Francis Small Business Development Center