BCEDC Has A New Tax Free Financing Partner

The Bucks County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) has a new partner in offering tax free financing to manufacturing companies, tax exempt projects, and 501C3 entities. The new partner is the Quakertown Area Commercial and Industrial Development Authority (QACIDA).

On September 23, 2013 QCIDA held a meeting before Quakertown Borough Council’s regularly scheduled meeting to approve a cooperation agreement between the QACIDA and the BCEDC. The QACIDA board of directors is the borough council members. The agreement has BCEDC acting as the agent for the QACIDA to promote and process industrial development authority loans throughout the County of Bucks. 

The tax free financing which is referred to as the Revenue Bond and Mortgage Program is a financing program provided by the Commonwealth to stimulate economic development and create jobs. This objective is attained by providing tax-free, low interest loans to business and industry. One job must be retained or created for each $50,000 borrowed through the Revenue Bond and Mortgage Program. The maximum capital expenditure allowed on a project in the period of three years prior to and three years subsequent to the project date is $20,000,000.00. If that limit is exceeded, the bond or mortgage issue becomes taxable retroactively.

The BCEDC staff brings over 40 years of experience and knowledge in tax exempt financing to the QACIDA. For more information contact Bob Cormack, or Jim Pawlikowski, .