Penn State SBDC to offer Marcellus Shale-related training and services

February 28, 2013

There are many opportunities for Pennsylvania manufacturers and service providers to profit from the Marcellus Shale industry, regardless of proximity to gas extraction sites or previous business involvement with the industry.

In order to help businesses understand how they can take advantage of these opportunities, the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering two Marcellus related services.

Shale Energy Seminar

A Shale Energy seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the Innovation Park Technology Center, located at 200 Innovation Blvd. in State College, Pa.

Seminar participants will get insights on current needs and how their businesses can service the Marcellus industry from experts at the SBDC, the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research and the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Participants will also hear case studies from businesses that have had success engaging with the Marcellus industry.

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Shale Energy Supply Chain Services

Shale Energy Supply Chain Services are now available free of charge to small manufacturers wanting to be involved with the natural gas drilling industry. The on-going services include on-site assessments, training and consultation to help participating businesses be more profitable and improve their energy and environmental performance.  

The services are made possible by an Environmental Protection Agency grant promoting sustainable strategies.

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Penn State Small Business Development Center (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, enabling them to compete and grow in today’s highly competitive global economy. Penn State SBDC is part of Penn State Outreach, which serves more than 5 million people each year, in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide.

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Last Updated March 01, 2013