Economic Development

Creating & Enhancing Local Business Success

If you are a business on the move, you’ve got to think and spend smart. Good fortune is the product of thoughtful planning, careful decision-making, favorable conditions and hard work! These same principles also apply to business success. Good fortune in business comes from being in the right place at the right time - by choice, not by accident!!

Location is the major factor which, when combined with diligence and planning, creates and enhances success. Washington Township, Gloucester County is a great advantage for any type of business. All the elements of a great business location meet at Washington Township. The Township is conveniently located close to several major highways including Interstate 295; Routes 42, 47 and 55; the New Jersey Turnpike; and the Atlantic City Expressway. A great business address!

Financially, business makes sense in Washington Township. Economic development in Washington Township is a top priority. Initiatives such as local tax abatement and training grants from the county and state are available to enhance the success of your business. Learn more from the Board of Economic Development.

Business Resources

Washington Township provides the business owner with:
  • Qualified, Quality Workers, over 60% of the population in and around Washington Township is employed in management, professional and administrative occupations - An Educated Population Means a Stable Base of Customers and Employees;
  • A Community of Homeowners, on average 80% of the residents of Washington Township own their own homes;
  • Spending Power, Washington Township’s residents have disposable income to spend. Single baby boomers as well as other married couples dominate the population. Their spending is greater than the national average in many categories, including; apparel, electronics, furnishings, pets, sporting goods and dining out; and
  • More than 2 Million Customers and Workers within 20 Miles!

Economic Value for Growing Businesses

The leaders of Washington Township value economic development in their community and understand that the business operator needs to get their project up and running as soon as possible. That’s why Washington Township’s municipal professionals will do everything possible to help you get started and stay on track.
To obtain additional information regarding business development in Washington Township, please call 856 589-0520, ext. 209. Or if you are interested in opening a business download this online form (PDF).

Washington Township Zoning Map

Click here for the current Zoning Map

Click here for the Gloucester County Economic Resource Guide