Burlington County Creates Online Business Portal to Help Local Businesses Access Information
MOUNT LAUREL – Burlington County Commissioners have launched a new online tool to help local businesses start, grow and prosper.
Chief Commissioner Felicia Hopson unveiled the new Burlington County Business Portal while doing the keynote presentation at the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook Regional Breakfast. She described the new online site as a “one-stop-shop resource” for essential information for businesses large and small, long-established businesses and new businesses.
“Burlington County is open for business and we want to make sure all businesses in our county have the information they need to be successful,” said Hopson, who serves as the Commissioners’ Liaison for Economic Development.
The portal is located on the Burlington County website under the “Business Resources” tab at https://co.burlington.nj.us/
The portal also contains links to the Burlington County Clerk’s Office for Records and Deeds and the Burlington County Economic Development and Regional Planning Department, which administers the county’s loan programs, and the Workforce Development Institute. of Rowan College in Burlington County.
Links to COVID-19 resources for businesses are also available through the portal.
“Small businesses are part of the foundation of our county and our county government is committed to helping all of our businesses recover and grow,” Hopson said. “WWhether you are a long-established Burlington County business, new business, or someone thinking about starting a business here, our county is behind you.
In addition to announcing the Business Portal, Hopson spoke at length about Burlington County’s COVID-19 response and other steps the county has taken to help businesses during the ongoing health crisis, including new programs. Workforce Development Programs designed to match unemployed or underemployed residents with open jobs. and the vocational training programs available.
The county also has remaining funds in its health emergency loan program, which offers zero-interest loans of up to $ 50,000 to businesses affected by COVID-19 and the economic fallout caused by the pandemic. More information on loans is available at http://www.bcbridges.org/
Burlington County has actively sought to promote and highlight local businesses and the importance of residents shopping and dining locally through social media pages and events like Restaurant Week, which featured more of 45 restaurants and county eateries. Participating restaurants saw new customers and an increase in the number of visitors to their establishments.
“Restaurant Week was a huge success for us,” said Christine Wendland, owner and chef at HoopHouse in Bordentown. “We had a ton of outside people who saw the commercials and had full table service all week… It was really great and I can’t wait for next year.
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