Bucks County Enterprise Zone

The state Enterprise Zone Program is designed to increase the quantity and quality of available job opportunities
within an Enterprise Zone area. Designated Enterprise Zones are given priority consideration to facilitate identified
business investment and job creation opportunities. The Enterprise Zone of Bucks County business development
strategy is designed to maximize new private sector investment by optimally utilizing public sector resources
available within Enterprise Zone areas.
The Enterprise Zone of Bucks County encompasses portions of six municipalities in Bucks County: Bensalem
Township, Bristol Township, Bristol Borough, Falls Township, Morrisville Borough and Tullytown Borough. The
total land area is in excess of sixteen square miles. Nearly one-third of the County's total labor force lives in the
Enterprise Zone communities.
The Enterprise Zone of Bucks County local business development plan is centered on five strategic objectives:
1. Provide technical and financial resources through a "One-Stop-Shop" for small businesses and
start-up businesses in the Enterprise Zone area;
2. Implement a Brownfields Revitalization program to reclaim or turn back to active use, nearly 3
square miles of vacant or abandoned industrial properties located in the Enterprise Zone area;
3. Design and implement a strategic marketing plan to better communicate to existing businesses in
the Enterprise Zone area, community residents and to attract new businesses.
4. Provide assistance to export businesses and support the long term development of a deep water
port at USX Fairless Works site; and,
5. Create and maintain a comprehensive master plan for the Enterprise Zone area which takes into
consideration such factors as quality of life, education and job training, infrastructure and
transportation needs, zoning, natural resources and community development.
A primary mission of the Enterprise Zone is to provide the coordination and communication between the
business community and the public sector. The Enterprise Zone of Bucks County can be effective in coordinating
business needs (financial or technical) with the correct public sector agency and providing the business community
with access to existing and new resources (financial and technical) available for business growth and expansion. The
Enterprise Zone Program places a priority on assistance to businesses involved in industrial, manufacturing and
export services.