• Tax History

    Bensalem Township Tax History

    • There are three separate Real Estate taxing authorities in Bensalem with separate elected officials and they do NOT share revenue. 
    • County taxes are levied by the Bucks County Commissioners. 
    • School taxes are levied by Bensalem’s School Board Directors. 
    • Township taxes are levied by Council: Joseph Pilieri, Joseph Knowles Edward Kisselback, Jesse Sloane and Ed Tokmajian. 
    • As of January 1, 2019 every dollar paid for Bensalem Real Estate taxes the Bensalem School District receives 78 centsBucks County receives 12 centsBensalem Township receives 8 cents and the Fire Companies and Rescue Squad receive 2 cents.

     Township of Bensalem Tax Millage History
    2010-2020

    Township of Bensalem Tax Millage 2010-2020

    Township of Bensalem Tax Millage History 1980-2010

    Township of Bensalem Tax Millage 1980-2010

    Township of Bensalem
    Real Estate Tax Millage

    Township of Bensalem Real Estate Tax Millage
  • Waterfront Revitalization

    Bensalem Township Waterfront Revitalization

    Delaware River Waterfront Revitalization

    For two decades, the Mayor and Council have looked towards the Delaware River and seen it’s potential for Economic Development. Over those years, Bensalem Township participated in an array of studies involving the Riverfront. In April of 2014, the Mayor and Council partnered with the Bensalem Economic Development Corporation with the purpose to create a tool to develop it’s Riverfront.

    To ensure success this tool must be:

    • Sensitive to its context
    • Responsive to Regional Needs.
    • Effective in securing the relevance of Bensalem Township for the future.

    The study area was 675 acres between I-95 and the Delaware River and between Station Ave and Street Rd. It is primarily an industrial site with 25 acres of wetlands, 75 acres of floodplain, and 175 acres of fabrication facilities.

    The plan included 7 core principles:

    • The region should retain its visual character derived from the natural infrastructure.
    • Green corridors defining and connecting urbanized areas.
    • The development is compact, pedestrian oriented, and mixed use.
    • That ordinary activities of daily living are within walking distance.
    • That appropriate densities and land use are within walking distance of transit stops.
    • That buildings and landscaping contribute to the physical definition of the community with a range of housing types and price levels for diverse ages and incomes.

    To see entire report please download the following PDF files:

    Waterfront Revitalization PDF
    River Renaissance in New Bensalem FAQs PDF
    Bensalem 2018 Regulating Code

    River Renaissance in New Bensalem Press Conference 10.2.15

  • Contact Us

    Bensalem EDC

    To contact the Bensalem Economic Development Corporation you can use any of the below methods including our request form at the bottom of any page.

    Bensalem Economic Development Corporation

    Phone: 215-633-3681

    Fax: 215-633-3609

    Email: info@bensalemedc.org

    Address: 2400 Byberry Road. Bensalem, PA 19020

  • Jobs

    Jobs in and Near Bensalem

    In need of a job? Looking for that next career move? Bensalem businesses are hiring both full and part time. Please click the links below to start your search for your opportunity.

    Bensalem jobs

    Glassdoor results for Bensalem

    Indeed results for Bensalem

    Bensalem- Not just a great place to live but a great place to work.

  • Charity History

    In The Past 13 Years BEDC Has Donated Over $380,000 to 24 Different Charities

    2017

    Libertae
    Women’s Humane Society
    Police Activities League (PAL)
    Relay For Life (American Cancer Society)
    YMCA Food Pantry
    TiFereth Israel Food Pantry
    Love Fellowship Tabernacle Food Pantry
    Family House ( For Transplant Patients and Their Families in the Delaware Valley)

    2016

    Libertae
    Women’s Humane Society
    Police Activities League (PAL)
    Relay For Life (American Cancer Society)
    YMCA Food Pantry
    TiFereth Israel Food Pantry
    Love Fellowship Tabernacle Food Pantry
    Family House ( For Transplant Patients and Their Families in the Delaware Valley)
    Fisher House (For Veterans and Their Families When Being Treated Nationally)

    2015

    Libertae
    Women’s Humane Society
    Police Activities League (PAL)
    Relay For Life (American Cancer Society)
    YMCA Food Pantry
    TiFereth Israel Food Pantry
    Love Fellowship Tabernacle Food Pantry
    Family House ( For Transplant Patients and Their Families in the Delaware Valley)
    Fisher House (For Veterans and Their Families When Being Treated Nationally)
    $30,000.00

    2014

    American Cancer Society $4,000.00
    Libertae $4,000.00
    Police Activities League (PAL) $4,000.00
    Women’s Humane Society $4,000.00
    Bucks County Veterans Affairs $4,000.00
    (3) Food Banks $1,000.00 (per)
    $23,000.00


    2013

    YWCA Food Pantry $2,000.00
    TiFereth Israel Food Pantry $2,000.00
    Love Fellowship Food Pantry $2,000.00
    American Cancer Society $4,000.00
    Libertae $4,000.00
    Police Activities League (PAL) $4,000.00
    Bensalem Township Community Spirit $4,000.00
    Women’s Humane Society $4,000.00
    Habitat For Humanity $4,000.00
    $27,000.00
    +$3,000.00 (Added)
    $30,000.00


    2012

    Bensalem Township Community Spirit $3,000.00
    Libertae $6,000.00
    Women’s Humane Society $3,000.00
    Police Activities League (PAL) $3,000.00
    Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra (DVPO) $3,000.00
    American Cancer Society $6,000.00
    YWCA Food Pantry $2,000.00
    TiFereth Israel Food Pantry $2,000.00
    Love Fellowship Food Pantry $2,000.00
    $30,000.00


    2011

    Bensalem Township Community Spirit Fund $6,200.00
    Libertae $6,200.00
    Police Activities League (PAL) $3,000.00
    Women’s Humane Society $3,000.00
    YWCA Food Pantry $2,000.00
    TiFereth Israel Food Pantry $2,000.00
    Love Fellowship Food Pantry $2,000.00
    $24,400.00


    2010

    EMT School $6,000.00
    USO $6,000.00
    Police Activities League (PAL) $6,000.00
    YWCA Food Pantry $2,000.00
    TiFereth Israel Food Pantry $2,000.00
    Love Fellowship Food Pantry $2,000.00
    $2,400.00


    2009

    Bill Lewis $9,000.00
    Building A Better Bensalem $9,000.00
    USO $9,000.00
    $27,000.00


    2008

    Healing Foundation $7,500.00
    Bensalem Kiwanis $7,500.00
    Gift of Life $7,500.00
    Bensalem Historical Society $7,500.00
    $30,000.00


    2007

    Friends of Central Park $7,400.00
    Bensalem Historical Society $7,400.00
    Sunshine Foundation $7,500.00
    Ashley Zaufik $7,500.00
    $29,600

  • Charity Golf Challenge

    Bensalem Charity Golf Challenge 2022

    The Bensalem Economic Development Corp. hosted our annual Charity Golf Outing yesterday, June 1st, at the Bensalem Country Club. As always it was a huge success. The weather could not have been more perfect! Everyone who participated had a great time. Prizes were awarded, including Elton John tickets, High quality sound bar and many baskets of cheer. Already everyone is looking forward to next year’s event.

    Lunch with hot dogs, hamburgers, and salads was provided. The evening meal was flounder, chicken marsala, roast potatoes and roast pork loin. The Caesar salad was amazing. Of course, there was an open bar.

    Donations are expected to amount to approximately $50K. The Chairman of the EDC would like to thank all sponsors, players, and amazing volunteers.

    Pictured in the golf cart below is Dave Fackler, owner of Asphalt Care. He greeted everyone at hole six which had a hole in one prize of $15K waiting for that golfer with the skill (or sheer luck) to accomplish that feat. One golfer came within 24 yards of a hole in one and that $15K prize. Maybe next year!

    charity golf outing 1
    charity golf outing 2
  • News of Interest

    Bensalem Township News of Interest

    New Season for Penn Community Bank Amphitheater

    We are pleased to announce a new season for our Penn Community Amphitheater. The new season kicks off on June 1st with “Hollywood Nights: The Bob Seager Experience”. The show starts at 7:00. Gates open at 6:00 (5:30 for season ticket holders).

    Tickets prices:

    • Bensalem Residents $5.00
    • Non-residents $10.00
    • All Seniors 65+ $5.00
    • Children under 12 Free

    For more information, download a complete brochure. click here

  • Area Business

    Business News Southeast Pennsylvania

    Lehigh Valley leads Pennsylvania’s job recovery

    The Lehigh Valley is leading Pennsylvania’s job recovery from the sharp economic downturn caused by the pandemic two years ago and is tracking ahead of the national recovery, according to newly released data measuring the percentage of employment recovered. Read more

  • Bensalem Business

    Business News for Bensalem Township

    Amazon Fresh Bensalem

    Amazon Fresh is opening in near future. Staff and managers are being trained now at the Warrington store. New technologies will be implemented by Amazon in the new Bensalem location.

    Amazon Fresh offers a wide assortment of national brands and high-quality produce, meat and seafood, as well as a range of delicious prepared foods made fresh in store every day —from fresh-baked bread and made-to-order pizzas, to rotisserie chickens and hot sandwiches like their brisket panini. They also offer 365 by Whole Foods Market organics, plus national brands like Coca-Cola and Kraft Mac and Cheese; local brands like Yuengling, Victory Brewing Company, La Colombe Coffee Roasters and Unique Pretzels; regional favorites like Duke’s Mayo, Ellenos Yogurt and Boston Chowda; and new Amazon exclusive brands like Aplenty, Fresh and Cursive. 

    Keep an eye out for the new Bensalem Amazon Fresh! More information with be posted as it becomes available.


    Bensalem EDC Names new Executive Director

    The BEDC is pleased to announce the committee has chosen Bob Norkus for the position of Executive Director. Bob has a significant background in business, owning and operating six supermarkets in New jersey, owner of a residential and commercial construction firm, a Business manager at Genesis Healthcare in Kennett Square, PA all after serving in the U.S. Navy.


     “Made in PA” Bill is Proposed

    Perry Warren, a State Representative from Bucks County, has proposed a “Made in PA” designation for items manufactured in Pennsylvania. For further info click here.


    New Jersey Developer Purchased Bensalem Industrial Campus

    On June 22nd it was announced that a New Jersey developer, J.G. Petrucci, purchased the Suez Water Technologies & Solutions Campus. The developer plans to raze then redevelop the site. For more info click here.


    Amazon Fresh Coming to Bensalem?

    May 6, 2021- The Kmart at Street & Hulmeville Rds. is in the process of being redeveloped. The word is that it will be an Amazon Fresh Food Store although Amazon isn’t confirming that yet. For more information click here.


    300 New Jobs coming Thanks to Amazon

    September 20, 2020- Bensalem Township Council approved plans for an Amazon Fulfillment Center at 3750 State Rd. This Amazon site will provide more than 300 employment opportunities for area workers. For more info please click here.


    Conversion of Sears to a Medical Facility

    July 23, 2020- Plans are in the works to convert the former Sears department store in Neshaminy Mall into a major healthcare facility. This is an interesting concept to keep the mall moving forward and to provide excellent healthcare for the residents of the area. To read more click here.


    Macy’s in Neshaminy Mall Sold

    May 9, 2020- It was announced that the empty Macy’s department store in Neshaminy Mall has been purchased by a developer. Plans are for several larger department stores along with a few smaller ones along with eateries. This is good news for Neshaminy as malls continue to struggle. For more details please click here.