Technical Assistance

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

This Pennsylvania based organization is a nonprofit entity that offers a number of services from networking and infrastructure to business advice and capital for businesses looking for a technological consultant that help stimulate business growth and expansion. They provide early-stage technology firms and established manufacturers with funding, networking opportunities, and technical and business expertise.  This organization is a prime partner for businesses involved in research that depend on technology.

Phone: (412) 681-1520
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Industrial Resource Center Network

The IRC network is a partnership between several non profit manufacturing consulting companies that are based across the state.  These Centers were established to help manufacturers respond to changing markets, new technology and the competitive pressures of today’s global economy.  Each center oversees a certain region of PA and works to help all the businesses that depend on their services network across the state.

Phone: (412) 918-4300
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University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center

The mission of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh is to grow the economy of Western Pennsylvania by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses.

Phone: (412) 648-1542
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Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services and training workshops for small businesses and those who are thinking of starting a business in southwestern Pennsylvania. Our main office is located at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Phone: (412) 396-6233
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Monday through Friday • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

One Monroeville Center • 3824 Northern Pike, Suite 1015
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: 412.380.2242 • Fax: 412.380.2249

201 Lysle Boulevard • Suite 100
McKeesport, PA 15132
Phone: 412.664.5200 • Fax: 412.664.5202


Monday through Friday • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

458 Main Capitol Building • Senate Box 203045
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717.787.5580 •  Fax: 717.772.3588