March 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
78/22 Coalition Meets to Discuss Business Growth
Great coverage by PBS 39 of a critical component of the economic development initiative, the I- 78/ US- 22 Coalition. Leaders from communities across both corridors in Hunterdon now meet monthly, along with economic development, to take a collaborative approach to growth and to marketing the region. This partnership bodes well for the future of the county and for those who seek opportunity here.

Click Here To Watch             

Read more about The Coalitions work here.                        

Hunterdon County Economic Development Launches New Website
Hunterdon County Economic Development has announced the launch of our new brand and new website, . The new website features a property locator and extensive demographic and workforce information, in addition to highlighting the abundance of resources available to business at the local level and from The State of New Jersey. Chock full of information, it’s still only a start…check back often as the site will continue to evolve. Also be sure to follow Hunterdon County Economic Development on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

HackHunterdon will host the third annual 2019 hackathon on June 8th and 9th!
For the third year in a row, Hunterdon County Economic Development, the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, and the Flemington Community Partnership are proud to announce the dates for HackHunterdon 2019! Register for the June 8th and 9th hackathon now!

For more information and to Register

Economic Development Works to Fill Stranded Assets
Economic Development and Clinton Township worked together recently to show off one of our stranded assets to a potential buyer. Working together with communities to fill our stranded assets with quality businesses is a key component of the office's strategy.

To view more Hunterdon properties, click here to view the property locator on our website.
Innovation Initiative Updates
Magna-Power Presents at HackHunterdon MeetUp

A special thanks to Magna-Power Electronics for their informative discussion at our monthly HackHunterdon meet up! Magna-Power is a prime example of the #innovationeconomy in Hunterdon County! To learn more about Magna-Power, visit their website at
The HackHunterdon Tech MeetUp is held the last Thursday of every month at Lone Eagle Brewery in Flemington, NJ
Great speakers, cool workshops, fantastic networking…all in one of Hunterdon’s coolest spots. Hope to see you there!
Click Here to Read More and to sign up
News Spotlight
Frenchtown: ArtYard breaks ground on new home in 'ideal town'
"For decades Frenchtown has quietly attracted independent-minded creative types who enjoy living cheek by jowl with fifth-generation town families, of whom Brad Myhre is one," Kearney said in a news release. "But it's a low-key town that doesn't trumpet itself. I did not 'discover' Frenchtown, but came to discover what was already here, hiding in plain sight."

Last week, the organization broke ground on its 16,000-square-foot arts center on the site of the former Kerr's Chickeries on the corner of Front and Lott streets.

Lambertville named the most charming city in the state by Travel Channel
Watch PBS39's story on Hunterdon’s own Lambertville being named the most charming city in New Jersey by The Travel Channel!
The designation is no surprise to those in New Jersey as Lambertville annually tops state charts for small town fun!

Learn more about all of our River Towns, click here.
Unicom Global Installs Signage and Begins to Move in Staff
Unicom Global, who recently purchased the former Merck site in Whitehouse Station, has begun to install signage and get the site ready for employees. The company has also begun to move in some staff with more to come.

Learn more about UNICOM Global
Learn more about their project in Hunterdon
State News
NJEDA Takes Steps to Increase Access to Capital for Small Businesses
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) unveiled several enhancements to its lending programs to help increase access to growth capital for small, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses. The NJEDA also announced that applications are now open for its newest program unveiled last month – Access, which offers small businesses more flexibility by placing greater emphasis on cash-flow with less reliance on hard collateral.

New Jersey Expanding Outreach to Attract Global Companies
New Jersey is working hard to develop the resources and partnerships to compete for corporate attraction projects at the national level and beyond. Read about the continued push to cement New Jersey as a primary international business destination.

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