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Rescuing Municipal Budgets

“Man Overboard”
Rescuing Municipal Budgets

Are monsters from the deep sinking your ship? 

We understand the challenge of balancing municipal budgets.

We can help navigate treacherous waters and guide you to a safe harbor. Our “Development by Design process creates a pathway to revitalizing your community without raising taxes or slashing services.  Continue reading "Rescuing Municipal Budgets"

Perkasie Borough celebrates $2,000,000 economic development RACP

Perkasie Borough celebrates $2,000,000 economic development RACP (Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program) Grant Award from State Officials that will create 2,700 new jobs.

Senator Santarsiero, Representative Staats Announce RACP Grant for Pennridge Development Enterprises, Inc.

PERKASIE − August 1, 2019 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and State Representative Craig Staats (R-145) announced the award of a $2,000,000 state grant for Pennridge Development Enterprises, Inc., to benefit the Pennridge Airport Business Park in East Rockhill Township and Perkasie Borough. This grant was awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

The Pennridge Airport Business Park is one of the few Class A industrial park projects remaining in Bucks County in the I-95, I-78, and Pennsylvania Turnpike corridor. This grant will allow three undeveloped parcels on 89 acres to be developed in one of the three phases required to complete the project. The first phase will consist of all the infrastructure improvements for the Park, including major utilities and roadway improvements and construction of two new buildings on site. Continue reading "Perkasie Borough celebrates $2,000,000 economic development RACP"

Pennridge Airport Business Park

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Creating 1,000+ Jobs

 

By Natalie Kostelni  – Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal

Jun 7, 2019, 1:31pm EDT

Pennridge Development Enterprises Inc. is constructing a 100,000-square-foot building on speculation as part of a bigger, $60 million plan to create an 80-acre industrial campus adjacent to the Pennridge Airport in Bucks County.

The building is being marketed to manufacturing companies that have been squeezed out by the increased conversion of these types of properties into distribution centers.

The property, which is zoned for industrial use, is owned by the same family that owns the Pennridge Airport in Perkasie. A plan was established about three years ago and work began last year on the first building. The owners would like to construct six buildings with nearly 700,000 square feet of space. “It’s a really good market for this type of space,” said Rob Brink, president of Pennridge Development.   Continue reading "Pennridge Airport Business Park"

Community Impacts – Beyond Revitalization

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2019 – Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s – “Caring Community Awards” Ceremony. (L to R) Stephen Barth, President, Barth Consulting Group, Brittany Blount and Dawn Yeselavage of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, and Michelle Shire, Manager Downtown Development, BCG

Bucks County Intermediate Unit – Barth Consulting Group – 2019 Caring Community Award Recipients

Revitalizing a town center goes beyond opening new businesses and repurposing blighted buildings.

 

On May 15th, 2019, Barth Consulting Group’s President Stephen Barth and Manager of Downtown Development, Michelle Shire were honored to be the recipient of Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s  “Caring Community Award” – “an award created by the BCIU to recognize special individuals, outside our organization, who have made an extraordinary contribution which directly impacts the students served by our IU.”

 

Continue reading "Community Impacts – Beyond Revitalization"

Perkasie Borough’s $60 Million Pennridge Airport Business Park Takes Flight

Scientific device maker slated as the first tenant of $60M industrial project

By Brian Pedersen, March 5, 2019 –  Lehigh Valley Business

barth-consulting-groupA manufacturer in the scientific instrumentation realm is the first tenant slated to occupy a $60 million development on 260 acres near Pennridge Airport.

Pennridge Development Enterprises is developing The Pennridge Airport Business Park, a group of six buildings in Perkasie planned for land next to the airport. Continue reading "Perkasie Borough’s $60 Million Pennridge Airport Business Park Takes Flight"

Flourishing Communities- planting the seeds for 2019

Bucks County Herald Featured Article

February 14, 2019


Perkasie has the three components of a flourishing community.

“Economic Development happens one business, one residence, one brick at a time,” remarked Stephen Barth, consultant for Economic Development for Perkasie Borough.

That’s the report Stephen Barth of Barth Consulting Group, of Doylestown, made to Perkasie Borough Council at a regular business meeting Feb. 4th, 2019. Continue reading "Flourishing Communities- planting the seeds for 2019"

Economic Development Studies

Master Planning Reports to Secure Revitalization Funding

Creating Economic Development Studies as amendments to Comprehensive Plans helps secure and meet state funding grant requirements to revitalize communities.

Shaping your Vision

Barth Consulting Group creates data-driven Economic Development Studies to analyze a community through resident and business surveys, town hall meetings and with detailed research reports summarizing community engagement and aspirations. The finalized Economic Studies provide insight and pathways into how you can Revitalize your town. Continue reading "Economic Development Studies"

Perkasie Reviews Its Phoenix-Like Evolution – Feature Article – Bucks County Herald

In The News: Barth Consulting Group Revitalizes Perkasie

1988 fire leveled homes and businesses
Feature Article – Bucks County Herald – September, 27th 2018

MELINDA RIZZO

Perkasie’s Phoenix continues to rise from the ashes of a devastating decades-old fire.

The current revitalization of Perkasie’s historic district and downtown comes after a disastrous 1988 fire, which leveled homes and businesses leaving them in smoldering ruins.

Stephen M. Barth, Perkasie’s economic development consultant, gave a progress presentation at a regular borough council meeting Monday night, highlighting Perkasie’s continued growth as well as some recent milestone achievements.  Continue reading "Perkasie Reviews Its Phoenix-Like Evolution – Feature Article – Bucks County Herald"

Economic Development – Measuring the Returns

A Blighted Project Case Study – Perkasie, PA

Perkasie Borough is a charming, Victorian-era town with 8,500 residents. It’s branded tagline is “America’s Hometown,” for its Norman Rockwell-like setting and beauty. Perkasie boasts America’s Oldest Tree Lighting Ceremony dating to 1909 and recorded with the US House of Representatives.

Perkasie’s Town Center was largely destroyed by fire in 1988. There had been no major development of any kind for 20 years. Perkasie’s dynamic Borough Council initiated a new visioning and forward thinking Comprehensive Plan in 2013 and hired Barth Consulting Group to collaborate with the Bucks County Planning Commission who produced the plan. Continue reading "Economic Development – Measuring the Returns"