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Gloucester’s economic future looking bright

Gloucester’s economic future looks bright with 287 new business licenses issued in the county during the last fiscal year alone.

That was just one of the facts shared during the Nov. 15 joint meeting of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors and the county’s Economic Development Authority, as the two boards sat down to talk about ways to continue Gloucester’s economic momentum.

Gloucester’s economic development team was involved in the recruitment of 16 new businesses and three business expansions during the last fiscal year, according to the Fiscal Year 2016 report that director of economic development Sherry Spring presented to the two groups at the meeting, which was held in the Gloucester Library Community Room in Main Street Center.

Twenty-five commercial Realtors and property owners were engaged this past year in putting together a database of available buildings and sites for new potential prospects interested in locating here. In a program initiat...

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