Economic Development Commission

The Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDC) assists the Medford Township Council in the development and maintenance of a positive business environment. The group meets monthly, consulting with the Council and Manager, and collaborating with the Medford Business Association.  The Economic Development Commission goals are:

1. Create and foster a business friendly atmosphere that attracts and retains appropriate retail, professional, and service firms.

2. Develop and promote an image of Medford Township as a good place for shopping, dining, recreation and doing business; all of which makes Medford a desirable place to live, work, play and raise a family

3. Develop a criteria for desirable types of business in exiting commercial areas and market opportunities to attract them

4. Facilitate communication and partnerships between businesses in specific retail areas and encourage and support strategies to increase patronage to these areas.

5. Maintain close working relationships with the Medford Business Association, the Burlington County Office of Economic Development, and various State agencies and regional Chambers of Commerce that support business development.

6. Work in coordination with Township Planning and Zoning professionals to review and modify existing Land Development Ordinances related to commercial development and operations.

To this end, we invite you to email us at edc@medfordtownship.com, or to join us at an EDC meeting.

Meetings

Meetings generally take place on the First Wednesday of each month starting at 7:00pm in the Town Hall/Municipal Building & Library, located at 49 Union Street, or via Zoom.  This will be posted on the Agenda for each meeting.   Agendas are posted here on this page the Friday preceding each meeting.

All regular and special meetings of the Commission shall be open to the public. Please check the "Meetings" tab on the homepage for up-to-date meeting locations and times, or contact us at edc@medfordtownship.com if you would like to attend a meeting.

 

Agendas 

2022
January 13, 2022 
February 2, 2022 
March 2, 2022 
April 6, 2022 
May 4, 2022 
June 1, 2022
July 2022-No Meeting



2021
January 14, 2021 
February 11, 2021 
March 11, 2021 
April 8, 2021 
May 13, 2021
June 10, 2021
July 8, 2021 (Cancelled due to lack of quorum)
August 12, 2021
September 9, 2021
October 14, 2021
November 11, 2021 (Cancelled due to holiday)
December 9, 2021 



2020
January 9, 2020 
February 13. 2020 
March 12, 2020 (Cancelled due to lack of a quorum) 
April & May 2020 (No meetings due to State of Emergency restrictions)
June 2020 
July 2020 
August 2020 
September 2020 
October 2020
November 2020 
December 2020 (No meeting)


Minutes

2022 
January 13, 2022 
February 2, 2022
March 2, 2022 (Not official minutes due to lack of a quorum) 
April 6, 2022


2021
January 2021 
February 2021
March 2021
April 2021
May 2021
June 2021
July 2021
August 2021
September 2021
October 2021
November 2021 (*No meeting)
December 2021 

2020
January 2020 
February 2020
March 2020 (*No meeting)
April 2020 (*No meeting)
May 2020  (*No meeting) 
June 2020 
July 2020 
August 2020 
September 2020
October 2020
November 2020
December 2020 (*No meeting)


2022 Commission Members

Vittorio Anepet
Sarah Cooper
Abigail Galie, Chair 
Michael Pagnotta, Vice-Chair
Brian Seltzer
VACANT (x2) 
Beth Portocalis, Planning Administrator (Ex-Officio)

Contact the EDC

Please contact the EDC by emailing EDC@medfordtownship.com.  You may also call (609) 654-2608 x324.  

Business Resources 

Click HERE for a PDF map of the major commercial corridors in Medford.

Click HERE for our Business Recruitment Prospectus.

Please visit our Doing Business in Medford page for business resources.

Click HERE for the Burlington County Bridge Commission's Financial Resources page for County-based businesses. 


The Medford Business Association can be contacted via their website by clicking HERE


Social Media and Your Business 

The Medford Business Association and the Medford Economic Development Commission have presented four (4) free SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR BUSINESS! tutorials which can be viewed here online and Part II here.  The Powerpoint presentation is available here.  Content included "Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Youtube, hashtags: What are they, how can they help your business reach more customers, what do you need to get started, and more!"

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Medford is a participating member of both the Main Street NJ and Downtown New Jersey programs.  Click HERE for more information on Main Street NJ; and HERE for more info on Downtown New Jersey.  

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Downtown New Jersey

  • Municipal Center Address: 49 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055-2432
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm