Business Partners


Since 1997, the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has helped start 297 businesses and assisted in the purchase of another 57, helping create 1,593 jobs and save 474 more. Clients credit the SBDC with helping them increase sales by $74.6 million.

Penn State provides unmatched academic excellence and industry experience to businesses large and small. Companies can connect to us through tuition reimbursement programs, specialized training, technical assistance, or custom partnerships.


Corporate Alliance Programs

Penn State helps companies compete in today’s corporate environment by providing professionals with a cutting-edge education. More than 100 online credit-based programs are offered, utilizing both theoretical and applied content, for immediate implementation in the workplace.


Corporate Learning

Corporate Learning connects organizations with a range of professional services, such as strategic planning assistance; leadership and development programs; business, technical, and environmental consulting; and ROI assessment tools.

Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

SBDC, part of a nationwide network of more than 1,000 centers, provides free business assistance to small firms and business start-ups in Centre and Mifflin counties.


The Penn State Center: Engaging Pittsburgh

The Penn State Center: Engaging Pittsburgh connects citizens, communities, businesses, and corporations who want to collaborate with Penn State through learning and research partnerships that help to solve critical issues impacting the Greater Pittsburgh area.


Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

Shaver’s Creek offers team development and leadership programs to enable members of groups to learn about one another, build stronger teams, and enhance organizational dynamics. Programs are designed for corporate, student, and nonprofit organizations.


Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)

PennTAP is a federal-state-University partnership that guides and empowers Pennsylvania businesses by providing objective and experience-based technical and workforce solutions.

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