“The economy is growing in Gloucester ... The county is growing and it’s great,” economic development director Sherry Spring said, speaking of the 16 new businesses that opened in the county in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.
Those announcements included big box stores such as Petco and TJ Maxx, along with specialty stores like Hibbett Sports and Kay Jewelers. The new businesses were mostly in the Fox Mill Centre and Court House areas, with one at Gloucester Point and two at White Marsh.
In addition, four existing businesses announced expansion and/or relocation during the last fiscal year: Blown Away Hair Salon, Chesapeake Bank, NAPA Auto Parts and The Nurtury.
Spring said Gloucester is also seeing more residential and commercial offices being built in recent months. This construction is bringing new jobs and taxes for the county, she said. Last fiscal year, the county targeted 32 commercial real estate firms in a direct mail campaign to promote the Glouces...
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