PA Small Business Development Centers to help small firms with business disruption strategies


LOCK HAVEN, Pa.-With the start of hurricane season, the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have started work on a new project to help prepare small business owners to weather natural disasters and other business disruptions as part of a grant funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).  The project, Operation Disaster Resiliency, provides the resources for SBDC consultants to advise small firms on business disruption and continuity planning to help them prepare for future business interruptions. 

Outreach and consulting under this project will be open to any businesses within the 14-county area that was hit the hardest during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.  Six SBDCs in this targeted region are available to consult with businesses to build their business disruption and continuity strategies as listed below:

  • Northumberland and Perry Counties – Bucknell University SBDC    
  • Dauphin, Lebanon and Lancaster Counties – Kutztown University SBDC
  • Lycoming County – Lock Haven University SBDC    
  • York County – Shippensburg University SBDC    
  • Bradford, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming Counties – The University of Scranton SBDC
  • Columbia, Luzerne and Sullivan Counties – Wilkes University SBDC

Small businesses located in Bradford, Dauphin, Columbia, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming Northumberland, Perry, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, York, and Wyoming Counties are encouraged to contact their local SBDC to find out more about business disruption and continuity planning strategies for their business. Business owners can also visit for additional resources.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of