SBA Regional Administrator Visits Scranton Incubator

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
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SBA Regional Administrator Visits Scranton Incubator

Scranton Enterprise Center helps start-ups succeed and create jobs


SCRANTON, PA – U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho will tour Scranton Enterprise Center tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. At the Scranton Enterprise Center, Olson-Urtecho will highlight how SBA teams with local organizations and initiatives as well as how local small businesses and start-ups can benefit from SBA programs to start, grow, succeed and create jobs.


The Scranton Enterprise Center is a state-of-the-art business facility that houses several anchor tenants as well as a business incubator program for start-up and expanding small businesses.  The incubator program provides a number of services to enhance the development of young firms including hands-on management assistance, access to financing, intensive mentoring programs and networking opportunities. The business incubator’s tenants have access to shared office services, equipment, conference rooms, flexible leases, and expandable office space. These services coupled with professional management will stimulate the growth and development of new business ventures in northeastern Pennsylvania.


“The mission to promote entrepreneurship is a core component of President Obama’s Startup America national innovation strategy for achieving sustainable growth and quality jobs. The Scranton Enterprise Center exemplifies the kind of results the President hopes to achieve throughout the nation to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of America’s entrepreneurs through coordinated public/private efforts,” said Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho.


WHO:  Natalia Olson-Urtecho, SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator

              David Dickson, District Director, SBA Philadelphia District Office

              Molly Lorenzen, Economic Development Specialist, The Scranton Plan/The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

              Robert Maximowicz, Branch Manager, SBA Wilkes-Barre Branch Office

              Michael Kane, Branch Manager, SBA Harrisburg Branch Office

WHAT:  Tour of Scranton Enterprise Center and media availability.

WHERE:  Scranton Enterprise Center, 201 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, PA 18503 |

WHEN:   Friday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m.

OF NOTE:  For one-on-one interviews with Natalia Olson-Urtecho contact Robert Goza at 610-382-3084 or

Businesses interested in locating in the Scranton Enterprise Center business incubator should contact Aaron Whitney at 570-342-7711.


“Through SBA’s partnership with initiatives like those here in Scranton and Lackawanna County, SBA stands ready to serve entrepreneurs through loan-guarantees, entrepreneurial training, and resources that are critical tools to help them start-up businesses, drive the local economy and create jobs for themselves and their communities,” said SBA’s Philadelphia District Director David Dickson.


SBA’s district offices serve every state and territory in the United States and SBA works with its local resource partners – SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, and Women’s Business Centers – to provide technical business counseling to entrepreneurs at every stage of small business development. Assistance is available on a broad spectrum of business-related topics, including: writing a formal business plan, locating sources of financial assistance, managing and expanding a business, government contracting, exporting, and disaster recovery. 



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