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.
Visit the Salem County Economic Development website
Charles Hassler – 856-935-7510 x8384
2022 Meeting Dates – Open to the Public
Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm at Salem Community College in Carneys Point, NJ. Decisions regarding changes to virtual attendance due to the pandemic will be made at the previous meeting.
- January 20, 2022
- February 17, 2022
- March 17, 2022
- April 21, 2022
- May 19, 2022
- June 16, 2022
- July 21, 2022
- August 18, 2022
- September 15, 2022
- October 20, 2022
- November 17, 2022
- December 15, 2022
- Mark Valente, Chair
- Julie Acton
- Mike Ashworth
- Charles Bailey V
- Jaci Bobbitt
- Nelson Carney
- Chris Cavaliero
- Joe Crevino
- Amanda Coombs
- Linda Dubois
- Bill Ferrell, Jr.
- Mike Gorman
- Michelle Griscom
- RJ Griscom
- Jennifer Jones
- Lou Joyce
- Kathy Lockbaum
- Lou Pasquale
- Michael Penk
- John Swain
- Cordy Taylor
- David Yhlen
County Commissioner Liaisons
- Mickey Ostrum
- Ed Ramsay
Economic Development Documents
- Salem Economic Plan Summary Report – 8/31/2021
- Salem County Economic Plan – 8/31/2021
- Bond Financing Program
- Micro Loan Program
- Application for Financing
- Gas to Glass Initiative
- Salem County Revolving Loan Fund Guidelines
- Salem County Economic Resource Guide
- New Jersey Business Action Center
- New Jersey Incentives for Corporate and Commercial Energy Efficiency Projects
- Summary of Grow NJ and ERGG Program for Penns Grove
- Summary of Grow NJ and ERGG Program for Salem City
- NJ Economic Opportunity Act of 2013
- New Jersey’s Workforce Development System
- 2014-2017 Salem County Economic Development Strategic Plan
- Economic Development Program
- Economic Development Division
- SCIA Brochure
- Salem County Short Line Open Flier
- NJ Clean Energy Program, Commercial & Industrial Programs
- Rural Business Development Grant Applications Requested
- USDA Rural Development Seeking Applications For the Water and Environmental Programs – Fiscal Year 2021
Economic Development News
The Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program
The Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program is low-cost financing to help New Jersey Small business and nonprofit organization with recovery and reopening efforts as a result of COVID-19.
USDA Extends COVID-19 Relief for Single-Family Housing Borrowers
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson today announced that the Department is extending the COVID-19 Special Relief Measure for USDA’s Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan borrowers.
NJEDA to Begin Accepting Applications for Phase 2 of its Sustain and Serve NJ Program
New $10 Million Funding Phase Builds on Initial $14 Million that is Supporting the Purchase of 1.5 Million Meals from 340+ Restaurants.
USDA Launches Resource Guide to Help America’s Rural Workforce Build Back Better
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson today unveiled a resource guide to help rural community leaders start and expand employment opportunities and access resources to train, recruit and create a sustainable rural workforce.
Counting Down to NJ’s 2022 Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban
New Jersey Businesses can start preparing now for implementation of a new law, which takes effect May 4, 2022, which ends the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products.
SBA Launches Supplemental Targeted Advance for Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19
The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance on April 22, 2021 that will provide $5 billion in additional assistance to 1 million organizations that have been most severely affected by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paycheck Protection Program Documentation Prep List
Get prepared for your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan application! Download the checklist to gather the documentation that you need to complete your application.
SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance
The Paycheck Protection Program will re-open the week of January 11, 2021 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. Please see full post for more details.