Economic Development Council

The Salem County Economic Development Council is a group of business leaders, educators, government officials, and agriculturalists committed to moving Salem County in the right direction. It works in conjunction with the Salem County Improvement Authority.

Salem County Contact:
Kathleen Mills
856-935-7510 ext. 8532

Other members of the Economic Development Council:

Joan Baillie – Salem Community College

Vice Chair:
Brian Cowan, Cowan’s Auto Repair

Louis C. Joyce, Salem County

Small Business:
Brian Cowan – Cowan’s Auto Repair
Martin Erdner – Hitchner Furniture

Large Business:

Susan Coan – Atlantic City Electric
Michael Foglietta – Variety

David Lee – Extension Agent
Brian Porch – Farmer

Ralph Padilla, Mayor, Pittsgrove Township
Rick Barnhart, Mayor, Pennsville Township

Jack Swain – Superintendent,  Salem County Vocational & Technical School
Joan Baillie – President, Salem Community College

Salem County:
Bruce L. Bobbitt – Freeholder Liaison
Kathy Mills – Tourism Director

Just as the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders is dedicated to being “Open to the Public”, The Salem County Economic Development Council is enthusiastic about being “Open for Business”.


Economic Development Documents

(provided courtesy of the Salem County Improvement Authority)

SCIA Brochure
Economic Development Division
Economic Development Program
2010-2012 Economic Development Strategic Plan
New Jersey’s Workforce Development System
NJ Economic Opportunity Act of 2013
Summary of Grow NJ and ERGG Program for Salem City
Summary of Grow NJ and ERGG Program for Penns Grove
New Jersey Incentives for Corporate and Commercial Energy Efficiency Projects
New Jersey Business Action Center
Salem County Economic Resource Guide
Salem County Revolving Loan Fund Guidelines
Salem County Capital Assistance Program
Gas to Glass Initiative
Application for Financing
Micro Loan Program
Bond Financing Program