Gannon SBDC Announces New Director

Posted: July 20, 2012

Jeffrey D. Corcoran has been named director of the Gannon University Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Corcoran most recently served as director of the State University of New York (SUNY) Fredonia Technology Incubator, located in Dunkirk. As founding manager of the incubator, Corcoran was responsible for creating jobs by developing new, technology-based businesses.

Corcoran also previously served as executive director of the Schenectady County Community Business Center, located in Schenectady, N.Y. In that capacity, he oversaw education, business incubation, mentoring and loan programs designed to increase jobs and promote economic development.

Corcoran graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned a master of business administration degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. He and his wife, Carolyn, have four children.

More about the Gannon SBDC 

Gannon University’s Small Business Development Center has helped northwestern Pennsylvania's most successful businesses set the pace for nearly a quarter of a century.

The Gannon SBDC provides no-cost consulting services to entrepreneurs and to small business owners. The SBDC’s consultants have expertise in areas such as accounting, e-commerce, financing, strategic planning, business plan development, customer service, manufacturing and market research.

The Gannon SBDC is one of 18 Small Business Development Centers in Pennsylvania and is an accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers. Learn more at

Gannon University is a Catholic, Diocesan university offering nearly 100 academic programs, including doctoral programs in physical therapy and organizational learning and leadership. Gannon enrolls more than 4,000 academically talented and diverse students. Learn more at

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