The BCIDA works with a broad array of partners in support of our mission for business growth and job creation in Lower Bucks, Central Bucks, and Upper Bucks. We work with local lenders to provide ‘gap financing’ to enable businesses to secure complete funding for new investments.
The BCIDA also works closely with related economic and community development agencies such as the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority and the nationally recognized Bucks County Planning Commission to identify additional financial and technical resources that new and/or expanding businesses may need to achieve their goals.
Our partnerships with Bucks County Community College’s Department of Continuing Education and Bucks County’s Workforce Investment Board allows the BCIDA to match job training resources with the job creating needs of businesses looking to make new hires. Assistance provided includes a streamlined management of various elements including certificate programs, potential employee screening, on-the-job training, and traditional job preparation.
The BCIDA has formed an exciting new partnership with the Ben Franklin Technology Partnership of Southeast Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP). The leading national provider of venture capital for new and/or expanding advanced technology firms will now match $2 million in state venture capital funds with the $2 million from a venture capital pool in Bucks County’s nearly half billion retirement portfolio for advanced manufacturing and technology firms.