Who Is BFTP?
Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) was founded by Governor Dick Thornburgh and the Pennsylvania Legislature on December 6, 1982. BFTP has since become the gold standard for technology-based economic development in the United States. BFTP is a national and international model, honored with numerous awards and commendations from the President, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, International Economic Development Council and others.
BFTP has played a central role in the Commonwealth’s transition to a globally competitive, knowledge-based economy. The success of BFTP’s portfolio clients ripples throughout the Pennsylvania economy, creating new jobs, new growth, new investments and a higher Gross State Product.
Between 1989-2011, BFTP has GENERATED...
to boost to the PA economy
jobs in client firms
beyond our client firms
Total New Jobs
attributable to BFTP’s support