PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
The Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA)
Spurring innovation & the advancement of new technologies.
Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA)
As one of the largest state technology development programs in the nation, the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority was established to promote an entrepreneurial business environment, advance technology innovation, and create a technology-ready workforce.
The mission of the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) is to encourage and coordinate programs and investments, which advance the competitiveness of Pennsylvania companies and universities in the global economy.
The Authority’s board consists of Pennsylvania leaders including elected officials and thought leaders in higher education, finance, technology and nonprofit economic development organizations. It is considered Pennsylvania’s leading source for the technology strategy and funding that leads to proven prosperity, jobs and economic development.
The Board meeting schedule for 2022 is as follows: