Economic Growth Initiatives

The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Somerset County Business Partnership are committed to economic growth that enhances our community. From efforts directed at targeted industries of the future to the development of comprehensive economic strategies, we proactively engage the business community in partnership with the public sector to insure job creation and economic growth.

Following are details on some of our strategic initatives. We encourage the business community to engage with us in leading our community to a sustainable and propsperous future.

Long Term Economic Development Plan Phase 1 Report/Feasibility Analysis
This report reviews Somerset County's long term economic development plan and covers in detail the top three Emerging Industries of Somerset County: Pertinent High Education Programs, Recommendations and the next steps Somerset County needs to make.

Comprehension Economic Development Strategy Report (CEDS)
The report reviews the strategy for Somerset County's Comprehensive Economic Development due to the collaboration effort between USEDA, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Somerset County Business Partnership.

Comprehensive Economic Development Planning and Implementation for Somerset County

Showcasing Somerset County's Economic Competitiveness
This 1/2 day conference was held on June 7, 2013 at Raritan Valley Community College. An initiative of the Somerset County Business Partnership, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Somerset County Planning Board, the conference served as the transition step from a four-year effort to create an environment for economic growth to initiating an economic agenda that will help Somerset County businesses compete in the global marketplace. View photos and presentations from our keynote Bob Antonicello of the Urban Land Institute-NJ Chapter, endnote Tracye McDaniel of Choose New Jersey, and Panel 1, which comprises the presentations of Bernie Navatto, chairman of the Somerset County Planning Board, Dr. Colette Santasieri, PhD, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the NJ Institute of Technology, and Debra Tantleff, Vice President of Development at Roseland, A Mack-Cali Company. Read "Somerset County's competitive position discussed by experts from across the state" Courier News, June 11, 2013.