Afternoon Break

  • Cumberland County Improvement Authority Hosts Annual County Address

    The Cumberland County Improvement Authority hosted their annual state of the county address on Tuesday. Government officials, business owners, residents, and more gathered at Cumberland County College to discuss the improvements being made in their area. Nine capital infrastructure projects have been completed in the last three years and for every dollar the CCIA invested […]

  • Nexus Properties secures financing for last phase of Rowan Boulevard

    Less than two months after Nexus Properties and Rowan University opened the largest phase of the Rowan Boulevard development – delivering 557 student beds, 43,000 square feet of retail space, 37 luxury apartments and 30,000 square feet of classroom space – M&T Bank has announced it has secured two loans totaling $61.2 million to complete […]

  • South Jersey Gas makes 1.7 billion purchase of utility companies

    South Jersey Industries will expand its customer base as it acquires two utility companies in a $1.7 billion deal. The Folsom-based utility company announced it entered into a purchase agreement with with Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas in Maryland from Pivotal Utilities Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Southern Gas Co. South Jersey Industries said the […]

  • What scrappy Camden offers Amazon others can’t: A chance to lift up an entire city

    If Camden’s audacious and, to my mind, potentially persuasive bid for the second Amazon headquarters campus is successful, the bridge and the city’s other assets – and, perhaps, its challenges too – will have helped the city realize its latest aspirations as well. Thursday is the deadline for metropolitan areas and municipalities in the United […]

  • Amazon may deliver hundreds more jobs to South Jersey

    Burlington City and Burlington Township have both signed off on a giant warehouse operation that will apparently see Amazon bring hundreds of permanent jobs when it opens in the fall of next year. The two municipalities have separate agreements with Matrix Realty Inc., a Cranbury-based development firm, to build a 1-million-square-foot “fulfillment center” on the […]

  • Middle Township designating large areas in need of rehab, planning teardowns of decrepit buildings

    Abandoned houses, storefronts and a boarded-up motel litter Route 9 and the back areas of the township. That could soon change, as township officials plan to tear down abandoned buildings, fix up old buildings and promote economic development throughout the area. In September, the township held a special meeting where several officials gave presentations about […]

  • Businesses and Higher Education Working Together in Gloucester County

    Gloucester County is coming together to create New Jersey’s first bundled education program centered around job training. “Not everyone is going to come out of high school and go to college,” said Les Vail, President and CEO of Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. “They may go into a job, but they need training, they need […]

  • EDA awards $5.2M to five companies

    Five companies were awarded roughly $5.2 million in combined Grow New Jersey incentives from the state Economic Development Authority at its Thursday meeting, the EDA announced. Paterson-based based Kontos Foods received nearly $3 million in tax incentives annually over the next decade, which was the largest award, to encourage it to expand its operations and […]

  • Cumberland Co. authority looks to add to Vineland upgrades with $12M truck center purchase

    The Cumberland County Improvement Authority bought the site of a former truck and shipping center in downtown Vineland and intends to refurbish the property into a modern business center, officials announced Tuesday. CCIA officials said their purchase of the former National Freight Inc. facility at 71 Park Ave. includes a 270,000-square-foot warehouse and an office […]

  • State asked to nix massive warehousing zoning in Burlington County

    Burlington County and Florence officials have asked the state to reject proposed rezoning of rural land for millions of square feet of warehousing, citing traffic concerns. The Burlington County Bridge Commission, the county board of freeholders and Florence recently withdrew their earlier support of a plan to change the rural zoning to allow construction of […]

  • Plans Revealed for Seaport Pier

    Local, regional, and national draw compose the scope of BG Capital’s plan for the city’s Seaport Pier. Located on the Boardwalk at 22nd Avenue, Seaport Pier has been vacant, a phantom shape of wood and concrete amid Boardwalk spectacles; however, if the plan passes the city Planning Board, life will resurrect at Seaport, offering resort-style […]