The Burlington County Bridge Commission's Department of Economic Development and Regional Planning administers business loan programs on behalf of Burlington County. The focus of these programs is job creation and retention while offering low- and zero-interest business loans.
The Commission acts as Burlington County’s Improvement Authority by offering local government and not-for-profit financing. Since 2002, the Commission has completed financings in amount of $776 million for 30 municipalities and fire districts saving taxpayers more than $29.5 million dollars.
|Grant-writing assistance is offered by the Commission to local government for various planning and economic development projects. Since 2006, more than $19.9 million dollars in grant monies have been obtained at no cost to local government.
Public entities can get and do what they need—all with the benefit of property tax relief.
The Commission offers local planning grants to municipalities in need of assistance due to financial hardship. Seventeen municipalities have been awarded in-kind planning services valued at $680,000.
Burlington County Small Business Loan Program
— low-interest loans available countywide
Burlington County Route 130 Revolving Loan Fund Program
Zero-interest loans in the form of gap financing offered to businesses locating or expanding in the Route 130 Corridor, a region targeted for economic growth.
Local Government and Tax-Exempt Financing
– for Municipalities, School Districts, Local Authorities, Fire Districts to use lower-cost financing for capital improvement projects and purchasing furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE) and real estate (land and buildings).
GRANT-WRITING ASSISTANCE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Local governmental entities, i.e., municipalities, fire districts, EMS organizations and similar local governmental organizations, are eligible to apply for grant-writing assistance.
Grant-writing assistance application
LOCAL PLANNING GRANTS
Municipalities that are in need of assistance to prepare various planning documents and have a financial hardship are eligible to apply for local planning grants
Local planning grant assistance application
STATE AND OTHER RESOURCES:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the state agency that provides assistance to industrial and commercial customers regarding their energy needs
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Clean Energy Program, a financial incentive program for NJ residents, business owners and local governments to improve energy efficiency
New Jersey Business Action Center, the pro-business and proactive “one stop” resource for everything business in NJ
New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the state authority that provides financing and incentives to businesses as well as real estate development services and assistance
New Jersey Economic Development Authority Grow NJ Assistance Program, a powerful job creation and retention program that provides tax credits
Rutgers-Camden New Jersey Small Business Development Center, a valuable source for small business training and consulting
Urban Enterprise Zones, special economic development areas that offer reduced state sales tax, tax credits for hiring, unemployment tax rebates and other incentives
United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development-Rural Business Cooperative Service, the federal agency that provides financial assistance to rural communities and utilities to build and expand infrastructure
United States Small Business Administration, the federal agency that provides financial assistance and small business planning and development services
Burlington County Municipal Redevelopment Areas
Mark Remsa, Director
Economic Development and Regional Planning
Burlington County Bridge Commission
(609) 265-5055, FAX (609) 265-5006
1900 Briggs Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
1300 Rte. 73 North, PO Box 6
Palmyra, NJ 08065-1900