Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes, as well as the past year's agendas, are available from the board following approval. More information can be found on the Bucks County Industrial Development Authority website.
This board contains five members serving five-year terms.
|Richard D. Gorelick
|Mary K. Smithson
|Richard F. Davies
John P. Koopman, Esq., Solicitor
The five-member Bucks County Industrial Development Authority (BCIDA) was created in 1967 by the Bucks County Commissioners to foster new job and job retention opportunities for Bucks County residents through tax-free financing. Under the direction of the Commissioners, the BCIDA has been designated as the lead economic development agency in Bucks County and has assisted in facilitating millions of dollars of Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) financing that is frequently part of a larger financing package. The Boards works closely with the county's Redevelopment Authority in the designation of redevelopment areas, the success of the state supported Enterprise Zone Program, and in the successful redevelopment of Brownfield sites throughout the county. Currently, the BCIDA manages nearly $10 million in federal and local loan funds.
The BCIDA works in partnership with a wide array of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in order to aid local businesses enterprises and entrepreneurs with locating, running, and expanding their businesses through a wide range of support services.
The BCIDA also serves as a clearinghouse and one-stop-shop in linking businesses with other financial and technical resources available throughout Bucks County.