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Southern Ocean County Chamber Regional Business Development Council releases first quarter findings
Representing key business districts and interests throughout Southern Ocean County, stakeholders have come together with county and state planners to work towards a five year strategic plan
The goal is to create feasible economic growth and stability for the residents and businesspeople of Southern Ocean County, which is defined from Forked River to Little Egg Harbor and includes Long Beach Island. The council has identified business districts that have potential for expansion for mixed use businesses, including corporate offices, light manufacturing, and distribution. It also takes into consideration the need for residential, mixed transit use, and need for larger employers. Tourism opportunities with potential to keep niche markets moving to a year round model. The final report which will be released in 2015 will represent the area in the overall with Ocean County in the Together New Jersey Plan.
The potential for using vacant property not for retail but for expo centers, waterfront taxi, business incubators and other start up incentives have been discussed during the first quarter meetings. With the new Economic Opportunity Act, the council has identified the priority zones that will give up to $3000 per employee to new businesses opening up within our footprint with 25 employees or more. For quarterly findings or information about Sotuhern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce please contact 609 494 7211 or online at www.visitLBIregion.com
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