Local Economic Alliance: 'Get People Back Working'

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Atlantic County is open for business.

On Wednesday, October 11th, the Atlantic County Economic Alliance held a luncheon to focus on business growth in the county.

Lauren Moore, Jr., the executive director of the Economic Alliance, outlined the group's progress and plans for the coming year.

It's goal is to not only retain the industry and businesses the county already has, but to grow and create new jobs along the way.

"It's no secret that our unemployment rate is higher than the state unemployment rate and we have some foreclosures," said Moore, Jr.

"We'd like to get those homes filled and get people back working. You know we lost a significant piece of our casino industry and we want to take those individuals and put them back actively in the workforce."

Also announced Wednesday was a new partnership with Choose New Jersey, which is a privately funded economic development organization with a mission to encourage and nurture economic growth throughout the state.

Related: Homeownership Rates Drop in Atlantic County

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