Economic Development & Employer COVID-19 Resources
Economic Development Corporation
- Bucks County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) is a non-profit, non-political economic development organization established in 1958 to support economic growth in Bucks County. BCEDC is a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certified economic development agency.
Economic Development Corporation Contact Information
Industrial Development Authority
- The Bucks County Industrial Development Authority (BCIDA) was established in 1967 and since that time has been a leader in providing tax-free financing to hundreds of industrial and manufacturing enterprises that account for billions of dollars in new private investment and thousands of family sustaining jobs.
Industrial Development Authority Contact Information
- The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Bucks strives to inspire community development by establishing communities that are recognized as outstanding assets through comprehensive approaches that coordinate housing rehabilitation, economic development and the opportunity of family sustaining employment in the County of Bucks.
Redevelopment Authority Contact Information
Small Business Association (SBA)
- Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
SBA Contact Information
The County of Bucks has been involved with the Engage! Program through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development since 2018, making important contacts with our business owners. Engage! aims to identify businesses operating within Bucks County that may benefit from direct technical assistance or referrals to Bucks County economic development partners.
The process begins with outreach, either from the Workforce and Economic Development Department or from the business. A survey is conducted to review business basics, growth plans, and current needs. From this survey and general information sharing, our staff and the business owner develop a plan to move forward with growth, networking, or remedying any issues they may currently be experiencing. Since the pandemic began, we have directed resources using surveys from this program.
Additionally, this process helps us broaden our network for future communication on grants, loans, and incentive programs. We hope businesses consider participating in this program in the coming year and encourage them to reach out for more information. Questions and concerns should be directed to the Economic Development Program Manager, Deanna Giorno.