Policy Makers

Investments in innovation are the foundation of the new economy and continued prosperity, and Ben Franklin’s investments continue to pay huge dividends for the Commonwealth.

Investing in Impact

In 2021, Ben Franklin clients generated more than $2 billion in revenue and secured $917 million in post-Ben Franklin financing. Ben Franklin also supported 1,647 companies and helped clients create nearly 2,438 jobs while retaining 12,923 more positions.

Independent economic analyses show that every dollar invested by the state into Ben Franklin generates $3.90 in additional state taxes.

There is a reason Ben Franklin has become the recognized gold standard for tech-based economic development. Its highly developed approach works!

Driving the Commonwealth’s Economy

Ben Franklin’s network of clients continued to drive Pennsylvania’s economy with innovation and entrepreneurial efforts, developing 158 software copyrights and patents and launching 380 new products and processes, in 2021 alone.

These latest numbers build on an impressive legacy of success.

View our 2021 Impact Report

$25 Billion and 148,000 Jobs

Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, Ben Franklin has invested in more than 4,500 technology-based companies and boosted the state economy by more than $25 billion, helping to generate 148,000 jobs through investments in client firms and spinoff companies in Pennsylvania.

Jobs generated by Ben Franklin are in industries that pay annual salaries of $79,364 per year, or 52 percent higher than the average private nonfarm salary in Pennsylvania.

See Our Impact Across Pennsylvania

Select by County or Region

Central and Northern PA
Central and Northern PA
Northeastern PA
Northeastern PA
Southeastern PA
Southeastern PA
Southwestern PA
Southwestern PA

How Can We Help You?

Man and a woman looking at a laptop screen together

Locate the Ben Franklin Technology Partner that serves your area.

Get started

Machine etching the Ben Franklin Tech Partners logo into metal

Get in touch to find out more about Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Contact Us