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Hunterdon County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

photo of Matt Holt Thanks for visiting the home of Hunterdon County’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). We’re working on an action plan that will guide future economic growth in Hunterdon County while preserving the quality of life we cherish here. The CEDS is about attracting and retaining business, developing our workforce and making Hunterdon County an even better place to live, work and raise a family, while staying true to our rich rural and agricultural heritage. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to learn more about this important effort and to share your thoughts with us on the future of the County. Thank you for your interest and stay tuned for news and updates on the Hunterdon County CEDS.

J. Matthew Holt, Deputy Director, Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholder and NJTPA Chairman


Regional Infrastructure Capacity and Resources

This evaluation provides a quick snapshot of facilities and the transportation initiatives within the County. Download the final draft report

Case Study Communities

This section examines 5 cases similar to Hunterdon County and provides a summary conclusion of the case study findings. Download the final draft document

Workforce/Labor Market Analysis

Focuses on labor, including examinations of employment and unemployment, wage rates, travel shed analysis, and educational proficiency and attainment, Download the final draft analysis (1.5 MB)

Industry Cluster Analysis

Analyzes linkages and dependencies between industries to identify major industry clusters, utilizing data on industry output multipliers, input/output factor ratios, and value added ratios, Download the final draft analysis (PDF 780 KB)

Labor & Industry Trends Analysis

Examines industry and occupational employment trends as well as top employers and sectors in Hunterdon County and the Middlesex-Somerset -Hunterdon Metro Area Download the final draft analysis (1 MB )

Memo to Municipalities: Get Creative and Flexible if You Want Those Office Parks Redeveloped

office park "[Millennials] are a tech-savvy generation wanting to live in higher-density activity environments, and they do not find one-dimensional office campuses particularly attractive." So said James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, during his presentation at a July 12 conference on Reinventing New Jersey’s Obsolete Suburban Office Campus. Download this document

See also, Suburban Office Buildings: Solutions for Vacant, Obsolete Office Parks