About Carlisle and Central PA

Why Carlisle

Carlisle, PA is a small college town located in central Pennsylvania. It is the home of Dickinson College, The Army War College, and world known car shows hosted by Carlisle Events. It is an easy place to live and a great place to work. Carlisle has everything you could need and is in close proximity to both Harrisburg International Airport and Amtrak services that can get you where you need to go.

Ben Franklin TechCelerator offers everything a start up could need. Beyond the reasonably priced office space, the center offers business support services and resources tailored to start-up and emerging small businesses. All businesses have access to an Advisory Board that consists of leaders in business, education, economic development, finance and entrepreneurship. This working advisory board offers guidance, counsel, and mentorship to all businesses.

Along with the Advisory Board, the mentorship among businesses is another important resource the TechCelerator has to offer. Many of the businesses are in similar phases of growth and being able to have open discussions about common issues has supported many key decisions that most entrepreneurs eventually have to make. The camaraderie among business owners at Murata helps early stage companies continue on, even when times are tough.

Picturesque downtown Carlisle has fine restaurants, hotels, and inns available should you have out of town business associates that you need to entertain while in town. Dickinson College and nearby Shippensburg University offers highly qualified interns should your company chose to use an intern.

Come grow your business in Carlisle-you’ll be glad you did.