Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP): The Central Region PREP Network coordinates economic development efforts in the region to promote enhanced customer service to the business community and a comprehensive and efficient economic development strategy.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP): BFTP provides both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise and access to a network of innovative, expert resources.
Innovative Manufacturers' Center (IMC): IMC is a private-public partnership that contributes to the economic growth in central PA through an engaged staff that provide the manufacturers of our region with objective advice, strategic perspective, high value services and solutions through access to regional, state and national resources.
Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC): The SBDCs provide one-on-one consulting, educational programs and information to pre-venture, start-up and existing small businesses. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals that emphasize education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. There are three SBDCs located in the Central Region: Bucknell University, Lock Haven University and Penn State University.