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Bucks County Municipal Economic Development Initiative
The Bucks County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce a new initiative that will focus County resources on ensuring the continued and expanded economic prosperity of Bucks County and its 54 municipalities. Bucks County’s adopted economic development goals were established in the 2010 report of the Economic Development Advisory Board, An Action Plan for Progress. One of the six goals – Engaging our Municipal Partners – is the foundation for this new program.
There is applicability for every municipality in Bucks County. From rural farming communities in Upper Bucks County to the crossroads shopping centers and borough Main Streets in central Bucks to the older industrial areas in Lower Bucks County, each community needs to look ahead at the businesses and enterprises that create jobs, community character, and the ability to provide needed community services for residents. This program is voluntary for all Bucks County municipalities.
Bucks County will assist municipal governments by devoting resources to ensure Bucks County’s continued economic vitality and growth. The staff of the Bucks County Planning Commission will provide guidance, data, and expertise on commerce, zoning, land use planning, smart growth initiatives, transportation, community goals, and community character to municipalities that request help. This program will also help communities become more vibrant, livable, and attractive places to work, live, and visit.
Features of the program
Services - Visioning sessions and community outreach through meetings and surveys
- Data collection and analysis
- Surveys of residents and businesses
- Business profile and market area
- and much more
Access to Grant Information - Availability and Application assistance
Information - What other agencies and groups are doing, and how this may effect municipal efforts
Applicability - Strengthen, Reuse and Revitalize
- Main Street/Downtown revitalization
- Reuse of industrial areas
- Reuse/revitalization of shopping centers
- and more
For more information, or to sign up for the program, please contact our Planning Commission Office: 1260 Almshouse Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901. They can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-345-3400.