Economic Development

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The Mayor’s Office of Economic Developments’ slogan is  “Pursuing Progress”. One of the goals is to provide a steady increase of business within Old Bridge. Over the last five years, Old Bridge has been a leader in proactive economic growth in the county.

This magazine shows the impact growth has made throughout the business community, benefitting Old Bridge residents. It has fostered the growth and synergy through branding, marketing, innovative ideas, concepts and programs to assist businesses in the community.

Also key is identifying trends and new business types on the horizon in this new age of specialty and nontraditional retail businesses and growing these sectors. Branding is a key component in helping attract, recruit and expand businesses. With these methods, the department has moved the town forward with a wave of smart business growth.

Programs that have led to this growth are:

A partnership with UBER for the Old Bridge UBER Safe Ride Program that offers free rides home on weekend evenings within Old Bridge, promoting safety for residents.

The Old Bridge Property Tax Card Program encourages residents to shop locally by offering a credit toward property taxes. It provides a percentage of the sale off their property taxes when shopping at local participating businesses. Old Bridge residents owning a home will have a credit on their third quarter tax bill renters will receive a cash rebate.

The township entered the race for Amazons H2Q Headquarters, meeting all the requirements in Amazon’s request, and showing that Old Bridge has a strong commitment to being a great place for business opportunity and investment – evident in its 150-year history.

We want to thank all the businesses that have supported this magazine and look forward to working with all the new and existing local businesses for the best future of Old Bridge, New Jersey. It is now a town with a historic future for all.