County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:

July 21, 2014


Wall businesses connect
at Grow Monmouth session

Local roundtable sets stage for open dialogue


WALL, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone hosted a Grow Monmouth roundtable at the Wall Municipal Building last week where business owners and managers met with County and municipal officials to talk about new ways to advance businesses in the community.


“More than 30 local business people attended this session and let us know about the issues that support and hinder business operations in the area,” said Arnone, liaison to the County’s Division of Economic Development.


“Attendees made suggestions to officials on how to resolve some targeted business issues,” said Arnone. “For example, a review of local ordinances will be undertaken as a way to see what is and is not working for the township and the businesses.”


The roundtables are part of the County’s Grow Monmouth initiative that began in 2011.  The roundtables mark the first time that the Board of Chosen Freeholders has partnered with the governing body of municipalities to encourage direct conversation with business owners and managers to help spur economic development in the County.


 “Each roundtable is being done in partnership with the governing body of the municipality in which it is being held,” said Arnone. “Feedback at the roundtables is terrific; time and time again, we are hearing that Grow Monmouth is helping to make our communities business-friendly. The roundtable discussions are also spurring change in many municipalities.”


“I am looking forward to continuing these sessions with local officials and business owners to discuss ways to grow business, the economy in southern Monmouth County,” said Arnone.


More Grow Monmouth roundtables will be scheduled in the fall of 2014. Businesses owners and managers are invited to attend these roundtable discussions. 


The County’s Division of Economic Development has more information about Grow Monmouth at 732-431-7470.

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