The Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) is currently in the process of updating the County 2020 Economic Development Strategic Plan. In the seven years since the writing of the 2020 plan, there have been substantial changes within economic development, including moving the role of economic development within the county to the CCIA, as well as a renewed focus on project development.

Notable projects completed by the CCIA in the last three years include the Cumberland County Technical Education Center, and the Center for Workforce and Economic Development. These two projects, in conjunction with the Cumberland County College, comprise the county’s “economic development triangle.” Other significant projects include the 275 Delsea Drive Professional Services Campus in Vineland, the Motor Vehicle Commission building in Vineland, the Arts and Innovation Center in Millville, and the East Point Lighthouse, in Maurice River Township. Other projects in Bridgeton, Deerfield, and Vineland are currently in queue.

Cumberland County has realized over $110 million in private investment this year, an investment that has led to the creation of over 900 jobs in our area.

The Economic Development Board, the Business and Industry Committee, the Economic Development Steering Committee, and County Administration are all taking part in this strategic plan update.

The updated strategic plan, under the facilitation of Triad Associates, is planned to be completed by July 2017.

For more information, contact James Watson at jwatson@ccia-net.com or 856-825-3700 ext. 1233.

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