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The IRC Network works with a number of government agencies, programs and economic development offices, both in Pennsylvania and nationwide.

DCED – An IRC partner

PA Department of Community & Economic Development

The DCED fosters opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy, improving the lives of Pennsylvania citizens.


NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.


Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership (PA MEP)

Through its network of regional and national partners the PA MEP helps manufacturers improve productivity and technological performance. The IRCs are regional affiliates strategically focused on meeting the needs of both small and large manufacturers.


Team Pennsylvania Foundation

Team PA is a non-partisan charitable non-profit created in 1997 to bridge the gap between government and the private sector and allow both sides to partner for the betterment of the Commonwealth.


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

BFTP is one of the nation’s most successful technology-based economic development programs. Since 1982, they’ve provided early-stage and established companies with funding and business assistance.

Strategic Early Warning Network

Strategic Early Warning Network

Administered by the Steel Valley Authority in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, SEWN saves manufacturing jobs throughout Pennsylvania by offering layoff aversion services.

PREP Pennsylvania Manufacturing

Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance

PREP is a statewide network of partners working in concert to deliver vital economic development services across ten regions of Pennsylvania.