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Shippensburg University SBDC
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
405 Grove Hall
Shippensburg, PA 17257


Phone: (717) 477-1935
Fax: (717) 477-4010

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:00 pm

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Shippensburg University
SBDC is an accredited affiliate
of the National Network of
Small Business
Development Centers
Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center
US Small Business Association
PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development 

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Funding support and resources for the Shippensburg University SBDC program are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; and through support from Shippensburg University. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made.  

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                                              Ask Emap

The Pennsylvania SBDCs' Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) is a free and confidential statewide service. By contacting your local SBDC you can take advantage of this service. Environmental Specialists are located throughout Pennsylvania and will be able to assist you in the following areas:

  • Confidential on-site environmental management, regulatory compliance, pollution prevention and energy efficiency opportunity assessments
  • Confidential assistance for understanding environmental permit and compliance requirements
  • Confidential assistance for incorporating environmental considerations within strategic business management and planning activities
  • Environmental training seminars
  • Liaison to regulatory enforcement agencies
  • Links to additional sources of technical and financial assistance

Who Can Benefit

Businesses in any industry, including the manufacturing, retail and service sectors, can benefit from improved efficiency through strategic environmental management. Pollution prevention and energy efficiency approaches may vary by sector, but the opportunities always exist. So whether your business is still just an idea, or whether it is an existing operation, the Pennsylvania SBDCs can help.

The Bottom Line

Pollution is a drain to a firm's bottom line. Whether it's air emissions, solid or hazardous wastes, or wastewater discharges, pollution is a waste resulting from inefficiencies in a firm's operations. And what business is ever purposely wasteful? By preventing pollution before it is ever created in the first place, businesses can improve their efficiency and save money. Learn how to use pollution prevention to:

  • Reduce raw material purchase costs
  • Reduce compliance burdens and costs associated with environmental permits, record keeping and reporting requirements
  • Reduce waste management, treatment and disposal costs
  • Reduce long-term liabilities associated with hazardous waste management

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers can help you learn how to manage your environmental compliance responsibilities in the most cost-effective way, with a focus on pollution prevention.


Material Trader - a free service designed to help businesses find markets for materials they have traditionally discarded 


Manure Trader - a free resource intended to facilitate the beneficial use of excess manure.