June 2019 Edition
Welcome to the Hunterdon County Economic Development E-Newsletter
A Note from the Economic Development Director

Hunterdon County is uniquely positioned for long term prosperity by virtue of its proximity to major markets, the quality and skill of its workforce, the strength of its diverse business base, and the natural beauty of its environment. The County Freeholders have firmly committed to work with county partners to create and sustain programs and relationships that will keep Hunterdon vibrant for generations to come…and this economic development effort is one of their main tools to do just that.

Whether it’s partnering with the private sector to grow the economy, with our communities to lend tools to enable them to continue to flourish, or with our schools to develop career pathways for our students…and so much more…the Economic Development Division will always seek to continue to raise expectations for what all of our citizens can expect out of the quality of life in Hunterdon County! Please contact us at any time, for any reason and give us a chance to help grow your opportunity here!
County Economic Development in the News
Hunterdon County gives Flemington, Clinton grants for economic development
The Office of Economic Development has awarded two communities in the County with Economic Development Grants.
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School emergency instant notification app takes top prize at HackHunterdon Hackathon
The 2019 HackHunterdon Hackathon went off without a hitch, according to organizers, and concluded with top prize being given to the creator of an app design that is both current and timely.

First place winner Paul John’s project was designed to increase youth safety by decreasing first responder response time to an emergency in a school.

Check out photos from the event and learn about this years winning projects here!
News Spotlight
Flemington Hosts Opportunity Zone Summit
On Thursday, July 11, the borough will host an inaugural Opportunity Zone Summit to bring investors to the community for a day-long discussion and Q&A with the mayor, Planning Board, housing and transportation professionals, county economic development leaders, Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, members of the Business Improvement District, and Leaders from real estate, law and financial services.

Frenchtown Awarded $1,000,000 Grant for Downtown Upgrades
The Borough of Frenchtown has been awarded a $1,000,000 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant from NJDOT and NJTPA. These important federal grant funds will be used to revitalize the downtown including the installation of street lights and upgraded streetscaping.

JayPat Ribbon Cutting
Our office was honored to attend the ribbon cutting for JayPat Commons, a unique co-working space in Lebanon Borough.

JayPat Commons is a co-working space for change makers, problem solvers, and visionaries. They foster a collaborative, community-driven environment for professionals as well as entrepreneurs where you can be innovative, connect, and be productive.

RobustWealth celebrates expansion of Lambertville headquarters
RobustWealth, a provider of digital wealth management solutions, on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of its expanded headquarters in Lambertville.
The 9,000-square-foot addition will accommodate the company’s growing team, which has nearly quadrupled in the last year, according to the company.

State News
‘West Side Story,’ ‘The Enemy Within’ and ‘Joker’ seeking NJ film tax breaks
Movies including “Joker” and “West Side Story,” as well as “The Enemy Within Season 1,” “Wrestlemania XXXV,” and “Little America!,” are among the 14 projects for which companies are seeking millions of dollars under the state’s newly established film tax credit program.

Governor Murphy Launches Innovation Skills Accelerator Training Program to Promote Innovation in Government
Governor Phil Murphy announced the launch of the New Jersey Innovation Skills Accelerator - a free, online program to train public officials to leverage new technology and data to drive innovation in their day-to-day work and tap into the intelligence and expertise of residents of the Garden State.

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