January 2018 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!
News Spotlight
Buyer Emerges For Merck's Former Readington Headquarters
"A technology company founded in 1981 is under contract to purchase the former Merck & Co. headquarters complex here."

ExxonMobil Expands in Clinton
"ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company announced today that it will
consolidate research activities and laboratories at its facility in Clinton, N.J. and will begin relocating
activities and personnel from its Paulsboro, N.J. site beginning in mid-2018."

Georgian Court University to Expand into Hunterdon County
"The education desert known as Hunterdon County is no more, as Georgian Court University announced plans to open an academic building in Flemington as early as January 2019 as part of a planned redevelopment project."

Innovation Initiative Updates
Next HackHunterdon Hackathon Set for June 9-10, 2018
Interested in learning more about HackHunterdon 2018?

Couldn't make it to HackHunterdon 2017? Check out some highlights from our inaugural Hackathon. 
2017 HackHunterdon Hackathon Proclaimed a Success!
The  first HackHunterdon  was a success, attracting participants from Hunterdon County and beyond to the Feed Mill Station for the 24-hour technology creation competition, according to a news release.

County Economic Development in the News
Pilot Study to Drive Hunterdon's Economic Growth
"The planner will examine “policies, procedures and ordinances” in each of the two municipalities to “make recommendations to better align those processes to support economic goals,” he said. The planner would also produce a “toolkit” for that other county municipalities could consider for themselves."

Hunterdon County aims to wake this sleeping giant
"The Hunterdon County Freeholder board moved forward on two recommendations of the county's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy plan on Tuesday.The board approved a Tourism Study...and a Procedural Review pilot project in Clinton Town and Clinton Township, that will examine municipal processes as they relate to economic development."

Businesses say they're benefiting from county's economic developer
"Marc Saluk said he has talked with about 80 local business owners to hear their concerns, struggles and ideas. From those meetings, he has helped businesses connect with new clients, helped solve bureaucratic issues and just let them know he is glad they're here."

Partner News
Explore Flemington - New Branding Campaign Unveiled
"With sights set on bolstering the local economy, Flemington Community Partnership has introduced a new logo, tagline, and wide-reaching branding campaign to attract visitors to the Borough of Flemington."

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