Category Archives: Community Impacts

Saving Main Streets

Saving Main Streets

We hope this finds you and your community safe and well.

This is a challenging and uncertain time for all of us. The Coronavirus has closed down Main Streets everywhere.

Business surveys within our existing downtown revitalization clients have revealed that business revenues are down anywhere from 65% to 100%.

We are passionate about Main Streets and have dedicated the past ten years to creating vibrant downtowns. We’ve helped open over 350+ new retail businesses and want to assist them in staying alive and well.

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30 years after fire, Perkasie seeing downtown rebirth

Featured Article: Daily Intelligencer, By Chris Ullery

From baseball to high-tech start-ups, Perkasie officials say the borough’s downtown revitalization is “solidly in the right direction.”

From coffee shops to high-tech start-ups, Perkasie officials say its downtown revitalization plans are “pointed solidly in the right direction.”

It’s been a long time coming.

A fire destroyed most of the downtown area near Seventh and Market streets in 1988, stunting economic expansion for more than 30 years.

Over the last four years, the borough kicked its revitalization efforts into high gear to attract new retail, manufacturing and technology businesses.

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2019 – A Year of Transformation and Vision – A Commitment to Economic Growth

economic-developmentBCG transforms Municipalities creating vibrant Downtowns and Main Streets by designing a grand vision that is facilitated through personal involvement and imaginative problem solving.

The greatest reward is the transformation of each town…opening new businesses, creating new jobs, repurposing blighted and vacant properties, creating new housing and supporting the nonprofit organizations within each community.

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Rescuing Municipal Budgets

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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"

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.”

 

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