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.

Meeting Schedule

The Board meeting schedule for 2022 is as follows:

In the case of inclement weather, the meeting will be conducted via conference. Call 302.202.1114, Conference Code: 779558

All meetings begin at 10:00 AM.
For more information, contact the Executive Director of the BFTDA Jennifer Leinbach, 717.720.7388 or
Board Members

The BFTDA is governed by a twenty-one member board. View the board members.

Board Meeting Minutes
Legislative Reports

View past reports in our online Library of documents.

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