Business View Civil and Municipal | September 2022

47 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 9 S et in the midst of rich farmland and boasting 14 miles of beautiful sandy beaches, Atlantic County, New Jersey is a coastal dream destination to live and recreate. From a business perspective, whether you’re starting, relocating, or expanding your company, Atlantic County offers a plethora of opportunities, including convenient proximity to Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. with easy access by car, bus, rail or air. Atlantic County’s approach to economic development is a bit different than any of the other 20 counties in New Jersey. They’ve placed that strategy in the capable hands of the Atlantic County Economic Alliance (ACEA) – a private non-profit development corporation, responsible for economic development in the county. A significant focus of the ACEA is on aviation infrastructure, working closely with William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport, and the New Jersey State legislature to create an aviation innovation zone. Lauren Moore Jr., President of the Atlantic County Economic Alliance, explains, “Atlantic County is a coastal county – we have five towns along the coast that make up the Jersey Shore. We always say “live at the shore and work on the future” as a part of our motto because the Jersey Shore is absolutely famous for its beaches and its quality of life. We’re within a three-hour ride of 60 percent of the population in the U.S. So, we are Atlantic Coun Reaching new heights