Cumberland County Chambers of Commerce Set to Host Special Event

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Cumberland County College will be hosting an informational meeting to discuss state funding in relation to South Jersey on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

It has long been speculated that South Jersey does not receive a representative share of public funding in comparison to the rest of the state. According to "Our Piece of the Pie: The Distribution of State Funds to Municipalities Across NJ Regions," a study by Professor Michael Hayes, Ph.D. of Rutgers University, empirical data proves that this perceived disparity in funding is real.

Hayes, who works as the Assistant Professor of Public Policy for Rutgers Camden, found that South Jersey's most economically distressed municipalities receive significantly less state funding assistance than similarly distressed areas in other parts of the state.

Presented in cooperation with Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, the meeting will be held in the Luciano Conference Center at 3322 College Drive in Vineland. Featured guests will include both Hayes and Darren Spielman, Ph.D., executive director of the Rand Institute.

Sponsored by the Cumberland Development Corporation and the Cumberland County Board of Freeholders, the free meeting is scheduled to last from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and will include light food and beverages. Due to space limitations, advance registration by July 24th is required, with online registration preferred.

The Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is coordinating this event on behalf of the greater Cumberland County Chambers of Commerce. For more information, contact the BACC at (856) 455-1312, or by email at

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