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Supervisors, EDA discuss possible second business park

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors was notified Thursday night that the county’s Economic Development Authority has tried unsuccessfully to procure a site that could house a second business park. No votes were taken at the joint meeting at the Gloucester Library in Main Street Center.

The sites being investigated for the second business park were not directly identified, but EDA member Warren Deal said that one site was at Glenns, without sewer and water available, and the other was in mid-county, which has water and sewer. No mention of how much the sites would cost was made at the meeting.

Having a second business park will help increase local tax revenue and offer additional employment, Deal said. However, he said that Gloucester is hindered in attracting many new businesses because it is not directly served by an interstate highway, has a lack of accessibility with Route 17 its only major highway, and does not have natural gas service.

If a new business park is built, D...

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