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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.  

 International Partner USTDA 

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About the Shippensburg University SBDC

The mission of the network of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) is to grow the economy of Pennsylvania by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses.

    Important milestones in the growth of the Pennsylvania SBDC network include:
1980 University of Pennsylvania State Director's Office
Bucknell University SBDC & Engineering Development Services
Lehigh University SBDC
University of Pittsburgh SBDC
University of Scranton SBDC
Wharton SBDC
Wilkes University SBDC
1981 Clarion University SBDC
Duquesne University SBDC
Gannon University SBDC
1982 Temple University SBDC
1983 Saint Francis University SBDC
1987 Government Marketing Assistance Program begins
Pennsylvania SBDC receives ASBDC certification for the first time
1988 Saint Vincent College SBDC
1991 WISE Program begins
1992 Kutztown University SBDC
1993 Pennsylvania SBDC re-certified by ASBDC
1997 Lock Haven University SBDC
Pennsylvania State University SBDC
Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) begins
1998 Pennsylvania SBDC re-certified by ASBDC
2000 General Assembly appropriates, and Governor Ridge supports, funding to expand the Environmental Management Assistance Program statewide
2003 Pennsylvania SBDC accredited by ASBDC
Governor Rendell recommends a $400,000 increase (7%) for the Pennsylvania SBDC for FY 2004 in the face of a $2 billion deficit
Indiana University SBDC
2004 Material Trader website launched
Re-branding initiative launched
2005 Ask EMAP launched
2006 SBDC client sales increase surpasses $1.3 billion
Pennsylvania SBDC accredited by ASBDC including Technology accreditation
Six PA small businesses helped by EMAP win ENERGY STAR Awards (of 8 winners nationally)
2007 Shippensburg University SBDC
Widener University SBDC
Manure Trader website launched
EMAP receives ENERGY STAR Small Business Network Award