Morris County Mayors Attend Economic Development Corporation Working Lunch

“Morris County Mayors Attend Economic Development Corporation Working Lunch”

 

The Morris County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) hosted the first-ever Mayors Council quarterly lunch meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2013. The purpose of the Mayors Council is for MCEDC to explore various economic development issues affecting Morris County municipalities, in a “work session” environment.

In addition to various Mayors, Council members and Administrators from Morris County’s 39 municipalities, this meeting was attended by Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo, Morris County Chamber of Commerce President Paul Boudreau and representatives from the Morris County Department of Planning and Development.

A variety of topics were presented and discussed at the first meeting. MCEDC Executive Director Jim Jones provided an overview of the Morris County office market and the challenges facing our suburban office campuses. Next, Morris County Planning Director Christine Marion and Supervising Planner Tony Soriano discussed the NJ Draft State Strategic Plan, the Priority Growth Investment Areas identified by the plan, and the County of Morris’ GIS capabilities. Finally, MCEDC Economic Development Manager Leigh Schopp gave a presentation on trends in the workplace and the need for revitalized communities and diversified housing options.

Following the presentations, the meeting attendees participated in a lively discussion about challenges facing their specific municipalities and brainstorming ways that we might work together in the future to improve the Morris County economy.

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The Morris County Economic Development Corporation is a partnership of government, businesses and allies dedicated to growing the economy of Morris County, New Jersey through programs and services that result in business attraction, creation, retention, expansion and transition. For more information, please contact James D. Jones at 973-539-8270 orjjones@morriscountyedc.org.