Our partners are critical to the health of our ecosystem for business escalation.

Each brings something different to HCAR and plays vital role in the ongoing success of the park.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania provides funding and business support services to emerging technology-based companies, as well as small, existing manufacturing businesses in our 32-county footprint. It is part of a statewide network of regional Ben Franklin centers.

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Harrisburg Market Keystone Innovation Zone
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The purpose of the Harrisburg Market KIZ initiative is to encourage the commercialization of R&D currently occurring at colleges and universities in the Harrisburg region, and enhance entrepreneurial activity in the region, creating career opportunities for young professionals.

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The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC

The Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) (link to CREDC), the economic development arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber, is the leading organization for promoting and performing economic development activities in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties.

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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

The University was established to address the Capital Region's need for increased educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, and it represents a major step to attract, educate and retain Pennsylvania's diverse 21st century knowledge-based workforce.

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Hershey Trust Company

Hershey Trust Company is an independent trust company founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1905. For years, Hershey Trust Company has made available its outstanding investment, financial planning and administrative expertise and experience to individual and institutional investors.

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Life Sciences Greenhouse Of Central Pennsylvania

Life Sciences Greenhouse Of Central Pennsylvania (LSGPA) is a public/private venture whose mission is to commercialize bioscience technologies. Clients include university-based researchers and technology development groups, emerging companies and companies seeking to expand or relocate.

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Milton Hershey School

Milton Hershey School is a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for children from families of low income, limited resources and social need. The School is funded by a trust established by Milton S. Hershey and his wife Catherine.

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Penn State Hershey College of Medicine & Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

In 1963, The M. S. Hershey Foundation offered $50 million to The Pennsylvania State University to establish a medical school in Hershey. With this grant and $21.3 million from the U.S. Public Health Service, the University built a medical school, teaching hospital and research center.

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Pennsylvania Angel Network

The mission of the Pennsylvania Angel Network (PAN) is to provide resources and support to angel investment groups throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania Bio

Through Pennsylvania Bio world-class basic research, emerging companies, mature industry and global pharmaceutical operations interact to create a unique and vibrant community. It is through the interactivity of this continuum that bioscience companies are spawned, are able to attract experienced managers and a talented workforce, and are able to grow and partner for advancement.

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Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

The goal of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses and communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy, thereby enabling Pennsylvanians to achieve a superior quality of life.

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Small Business Development Center at Kutztown University

The Small Business Development Center at Kutztown University fulfills its mission to encourage regional economic growth by providing existing and potential entrepreneurs with consulting services and learning opportunities.

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Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania

The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania is a 100% member-funded, non-profit 501C(6) organization dedicated to the growth and success of the technology community within a 24+ county region of central Pennsylvania.

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Wexford Science + Technology
Wexford Science + Technology

Wexford Science + Technology provides real estate strategies and solutions exclusively to universities, academic medical centers, and research institutions. Wexford works collaboratively with its partner institutions to help create and develop vibrant, mixed-use, amenity-rich Knowledge Communities that are built on a foundation of research, discovery, and entrepreneurial activity.

Knowledge Communities operate as a nexus for leveraging academic intellectual capital, innovation, and infrastructure; concentrating talent, resources, and service providers; and enabling pathways for corporate collaboration, startup creation and growth, place-based networking and idea exchange.

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