Business and Professional Women of Pennsylvania
BPW/PA is a statewide organization of 1600+ members in 75 local organizations and 12 districts throughout the state. BPW/PA is a leading advocate for working women in Pennsylvania state. They work on all issues that touch women's lives and sponsor programs and scholarships to improve women's lives and careers. Their goal is to promote full participation, equity and economic self-sufficiency for America’s working women.
SURGE – Supporting University Research, Growth, and Entrepreneurship
126 N Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Tel: (814) 308-9401
SURGE is a university-affiliated business incubator that provides an innovative environment in which students and recent graduates work with university start-ups to bring new products and services to market. SURGE acts as the facilitator for bringing great ideas to life by collaborating with university researchers who are ready to translate their discoveries into scalable start-up entities.
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)- Northeast Pennsylvania
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is based in Washington, DC, and has over 75 chapters. NAWBO is dedicated to strengthening the wealth creating capacity of members, promoting economic development, creating innovative and effective changes in the business culture, building alliances coalitions and affilitations, and transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers.
Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA)
1151 Oak Street
Pittston, PA 18640-3726
Tel: (570) 655-5581 / (866) 758-1929
Fax: (570) 654-5137
The NEPA Alliance, a regional community and economic development agency, serves the seven counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania including Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne. NEPA Alliance services include Business Financing, Government Contracting Assistance, International Trade Assistance, Non Profit Assistance, Transportation Planning, Research and Information, and Local Government Services.
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
1500 Market Street, Suite 2600 West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: (215) 496-8020
Fax: (215) 977-9618
We are Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. Our mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. Armed with flexible financing products, a targeted portfolio of industrial and commercial real estate, and decades of Philadelphia-based knowledge, PIDC provides the resources and expertise to help you invest, develop, and grow.
3819-33 Chestnut Street, Suite 325
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3238
Tel: (215) 898-1219
Fax: (215) 573-2135
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to empower new and existing businesses. The mission of the network of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) is to provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with the knowledge needed to make smart decisions and prosper.
Professional Women's Business Network
PO Box 416
Feasterville, PA 19053
Tel: (215) 300-2133
The PWBN is an organization established to bring together businesswomen who are looking to network and share their expertise with other diverse businesswomen. Each chapter holds monthly topical meetings to provide members with the opportunity to enrich their knowledge and expand their network.
Women's Business Development Center
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1116
Philadelphia, PA 19107-4711
Tel: (215) 790-9232
Fax: (215) 790-9231
Formed in July 1995 with the assistance of a matching grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Women Business Ownership, the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) fosters the development and retention of successful businesses by delivering resources that enable individuals to start new businesses and grow existing ones. While the center is dedicated to the economic empowerment of women, the services are open to all individuals.
Women's Business Network
P.O. Box 528
Jeannette, PA 15644
The WBN mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. They do this by encouraging and facilitating the growth, performance and integrity of professional women by creating opportunities to foster relationships through a creative exchange of referrals.
Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania
4807 Jonestown Road, Suite 246
Harrisburg, PA 17109-1744
Tel: 1-877-WEDNETP (1-877-933-6387)
The Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA) was created to make companies across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania more competitive locally, nationally and internationally, by updating and improving the skills of their employees to meet specific company needs.
Women's Opportunities Resource Center
2010 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: (215) 564-5500
Fax: (215) 564-0933
The mission of WORC is to promote social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. WORC provides entrepreneurial training, individual business assistance, incentive savings programs, and access to business and financial resources. WORC empowers its constituents through various self-help strategies including savings, a self-employment network, and access to its local and national affiliations. Additionally, WORC encourages community awareness and responsiveness concerning issues impacting economic equity and independence.
York County Economic Alliance
144 Roosevelt Avenue
York, PA 17401
Tel: (717) 848-4000
Fax: (717) 843-8837
The York County Economic Alliance is an organization founded in 2012 through an affiliation between York County’s chamber and economic development organizations. Their mission is to lead economic growth, connect local businesses to resources and each other and advocate for business and the community to create a prosperous York County.
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