The Sussex County Economic Development Partnership, Inc. (SCEDP) is dedicated to the creation of sustainable economic opportunity and prosperity to improve the quality of life in Sussex County, NJ. The SCEDP will proactively facilitate the recruitment, retention and expansion of business that will complement, and be consistent with, the character and environment of Sussex County. Invest in the SCEDP.
Information and Demographics:
Current and comprehensive information about all aspects of Sussex County are available through the SCEDP. Demographics include information on population, workforce, taxes, infrastructure, educational opportunities, tourism and agriculture highlights.
If you’re looking for space or land in Sussex County, this is the best place to start your search. The SCEDP maintains the only comprehensive countywide inventory of commercial land and space available in Sussex County.
New Business Start Up:
Counseling and Referrals on all levels of assistance are available at no cost or obligation to entrepreneurs.
The SCEDP coordinates with local banks and commercial lenders, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to provide businesses with needed financing. Non-traditional financing is also available for those who do not meet traditional criteria. (The SCEDP does not provide direct financing)
By maintaining effective working relationships with local municipalities, county, state and federal government agencies and public utility companies, the SCEDP can act as liaison to bring together diverse parties with a common goal.
A Note from SCEDP Chairman Jack Smith 2007:
Our mission is to assist new businesses arrive and thrive in our local economy. We also assist our existing companies to achieve expansion goals. These efforts not only increase our economic base, but also employ many local residents. The SCEDP is a non-profit organization and an excellent example of the collaborative effort of a public-private partnership. It is funded through private investors and public funds. The private investors who invest with us do not receive a direct return on their investment as they would by purchasing stocks or bonds, but rather an indirect return as we all receive by making our County a better place to live and earn our living.
Jacob J. Smith, Chair 2007
SCEDP 2007 Board of Trustees: Front L to R: Tammie Horsfield, Glenn Lewis, Mary Emilius Back L to R: Rich Sullivan, Michael Gaus, Thea Unhoch, Pat Smith, Jack Smith, TedBrennan,AndyBorisuk,SteveOroho
Chair: Jacob Smith, Alpine Haus Bed & Breakfast Vice-Chair: Michael Gaus, Lucas & Gaus, Attorneys at Law Treasurer: Rich Sullivan, Sowinski Sullivan Architects P.C. Secretary: Andy Borisuk Larry Morris, JCPL FirstEnergy Bruce Tomlinson NJ Herald Thea Unhoch Town of Newton Jim Furgeson, Newton Memorial Hospital Don Costlow, Newton Veterinary Hospital Ron Dolfi, Noble Community Bank Mark Furrier, Schering Plough Dale Thatcher, Selective Insurance Suzanne Sowinski, Sowinski Sullivan Architects Ms. Alberta Pierce, SC Association of Realtors Steve Oroho, Sussex County Freeholder John Eskilson, Sussex County Administrator Patrick Smith, SussexBank Ted Brennan, TM Brennan Contractors, Inc. Staff: Tammie Horsfield, President Mary Emilius, Director of Client & Community Services