Business View City & Municipal | August 2022

75 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 7 DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, NEWJERSEY Dreaming Big I f you build it, they will come. New Jersey’s Deptford Township isn’t turning cornfields into baseball fields these days. But what they have been doing – what they continue to do – is remarkable, nonetheless. Their ability to dream, plan, and execute has Deptford Township growing. And people are taking notice. Mayor Paul Medany reports, “Our population is just shy of 32,000 and that number continues to climb. Every six months, we have more folks moving in.” So what makes Deptford Township such a special place to call home? “I could talk for hours on that,” Medany says with a smile. One thing that makes Deptford unique is its start.