Economic Development

Vision Statement

Gloucester County Department of Economic Development will foster public/private partnerships in order to create an environment of sustainable growth through retaining, expanding, and attracting quality businesses (Business Development) and by developing an educated/trained workforce (Workforce Development WDB/WIOA).   Also, enhancing tourism and open space while providing a suitable environment and expanding economic opportunities for all our citizens.

Discover Why So Many Businesses Are Choosing Gloucester County

Gloucester is a bustling county located just southeast of Philadelphia in the metro Philadelphia market. With over 12,000 businesses both small and large Gloucester County is no doubt the prime location for the long term, sustainable growth your business needs.

Our economy is a thriving and diverse mixture of agri-business, manufacturing, heavy industry, commercial enterprise and innovative new technology companies. Local businesses produce and distribute a number of products such as petro chemical products, fabricated metals, medical instruments and devices, as well as a vast assortment of food products.

Whether you are starting a new business venture or expanding an existing one, Gloucester County has the land, location, and labor force for your company to grow and prosper in our community!

Did You Know?

  • Did you know Gloucester County is home to over 11,000 businesses?
  • Did you know Gloucester County is home to the largest Industrial Park on the east coast?
  • Did you know Gloucester County maintains 413 miles of County roads? There are 2,032 total miles of road in Gloucester County.

New Programs Available

Project Search Graduation June 8, 2023

The first ever Project SEARCH 2023 graduating class for Gloucester County and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on June 8, 2023. 
Project SEARCH is a one-year, business-led, unpaid internship program for students with disabilities in their last year of high school that takes place entirely at a host business. 
Congratulations to our graduates - Paris Miles, Marcus Fennimore, Connor Peterson, Shaun Arline, and Luke Onufer!
So glad to be a part of this wonderful event to celebrate the success of these amazing kids!

To learn more about Project Search and view the informational video visit

Gloucester County Project Search Application

 ***To be eligible for the program, students must be between the ages of 18-21, have a documented disability (IEP), eligible for DVRS services, completed all the credit requirements for graduation and will be entering their last year of high school or high school eligibility.