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.
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!
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.
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.