Old Bridge Township Showcases Local Businesses and Offers County Resources

Old Bridge Township recently held a business showcase event that brought together numerous local businesses.

The offices emphasized their commitment to assisting local businesses and residents by offering resources for job seekers and support for small businesses in terms of training, skill development, and various forms of assistance.

Kuro outlined the Office of Career Opportunity’s role in helping county residents enhance their job skills and assisting businesses with workforce training, utilizing funds from the New Jersey Department of Labor and the US Department of Labor. He provided his contact information for those interested in taking advantage of the services offered.

Saalo, from the Office of Business Engagement, detailed the office’s segmented approach, which includes divisions for life science and food innovation, real estate, and small business support. Saalo, serving as the Small Business Manager, stressed the office’s hands-on approach in aiding businesses with everything from start-up processes to expansions, relocations, and navigating permits. She also clarified the definition of a small business in New Jersey, which generally considers entities with fewer than 500 employees.

The discussion further highlighted the interconnectedness of economic development and community services, with references to the Arts Institute of Middlesex County and the county’s educational institutions, including Middlesex College and the County magnet schools. These institutions are seen as integral to the county’s broader economic development strategy.

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Debbie Walker
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