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Programs & Contacts

If you are not ready to qualify for one of our loan products, we can provide referrals to other community organizations that can provide even more in-depth information and assistance to help you develop a business plan, prepare financial projections and consider other factors that may help you qualify for a loan. Our regional partners include the following:

Small Business Development Centers
These organizations are affiliated with local colleges and universities and can also help you prepare an effective business plan, review local market conditions and review other factors that may affect the success of your business ideas. Consulting is confidential and usually provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals.

Kutztown University Small Business Development Center

Lehigh University Small Business Development Center

Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center

Temple University Small Business Development Center

Widener University Small Business Development Center

Business Support Organizations
These organizations have different programs that can help you with various challenges including preparing an effective business plan, developing realistic financial projections, assisting with individual credit repair and financial planning, etc. Consulting is confidential and usually provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals.


Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley

SCORE (All Regions)

Tri County Community Action

Our Economic Development Corporation Partners
The following regional Economic Development Corporations are focused on promoting business development and expansion throughout their central and eastern Pennsylvania service area.

Adams County Economic Development Corporation

Allentown Economic Development Corporation

Economic Development Corporation of Lancaster County

Capital Region Economic Development Corporation

Chester County Economic Development Council

Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

York County Economic Development Corporation

Local Chambers of Commerce
Your local chamber may have programs to help you build your business.

African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Dominican American Chamber of Commerce

Greater Lehigh Chamber of Commerce

Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Hanover Chamber of Commerce

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce

York County Economic Alliance

Government Resources
Both the federal government and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have programs focused on assisting small businesses.

Pennsylvania Open for Business

Small Business Administration

Philadelphia Department of Commerce