The Borough of Milford has become the latest Hunterdon municipality to review local ordinance and zoning in an effort to become more attractive for investment and more accommodating to business growth. Eight additional county towns have completed similar projects through the use of grant funding from the county’s economic development office through a program approved by county commissioners in 2018. Hunterdon County commissioners recently received an update on Milford’s initiative, which also included adoption of new zoning allowing for the expansion of the borough’s primary business district.
County Commissioner Matt Holt, one of the board’s liaisons for economic development, applauds Milford’s efforts.
“A primary goal of our efforts was, and still is, to make Hunterdon as attractive for investment as possible,” said Holt. “Towns making policy that encourages this is central to achieving that goal and, if the grant program can help get them there, we will partner with them at any time.”