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Looking ahead to 2013 in Gloucester

As with any locality in the still-struggling economy, Gloucester County faces significant challenges in 2013, many of which are financial and tied in closely with state and federal financial decisions, according to County Administrator Brenda Garton.

"The board of supervisors and staff are working to encourage legislators to consider broad-picture improvements for its citizens, a significant issue being improving and maintaining the transportation infrastructure so that the state, as well as Gloucester County, can remain attractive to new business and expansion of current businesses," Garton said.

She said county administration will be making recommendations regarding significant initiatives in 2013, including the results of the county’s pay study, the recommendations of the Business Development Focus Group, which was formed in 2012, and the recommendations of the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Advisory Committee.

"We will continue to move forward with the reassessmen...

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