Grant to help businesses hit by 2011 flood

Posted: February 27, 2013

The University of Pennsylvania was awarded a $879,000 grant Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration to fund technical-assistance initiatives for small businesses in a 14-county area affected by severe flooding of the Susquehanna River in 2011.

The money will pay for help to be provided by the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center and six additional university-based SBDCs located at Bucknell, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Shippensburg, Scranton and Wilkes.

The primary focus of these efforts will be facilitating the adoption of cloud computing services, which enable businesses to increase their resiliency and more quickly restore basic operations after a disaster.


    - Diane Mastrull


 

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