Why Gloucester County?
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.
Gloucester County Advantages
- More than 600 food processing and manufacturing companies located within a 50-mile radius of Gloucester County.
- Gloucester County is halfway between New York City, N.Y., and Washington, D.C.
- Gloucester County is within reach of 40 percent of the U.S. population within one day.
- Gloucester County is within one hour of nearly 100 accredited colleges and universities.
- Gloucester County is home to the Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, the first new medical school in New Jersey in 35 years.
- Gloucester County is one of the fastest-growing counties in New Jersey and has one of the fastest-growing municipalities on the East Coast, Woolwich Township.
- Gloucester County has achieved an Aa2 Moody rating, reflecting the county’s substantial tax base, strong financial management, healthy reserves and affordable debt burden.
- Gloucester County is home to the largest industrial park on the East Coast.
- Gloucester County has a rich colonial heritage and an excellent, affordable quality of life.
- Gloucester County is home to Rowan University, which has entered a new category – national research university – with 27 patents projected for 2017.
- In 2016, Gloucester County median income per worker was $58,382 in contrast to the New Jersey median earnings of $55,600.
Land area: 329 square miles
Projected Growth: 5.2%
Growth since 2010: 1.3%
Housing units: 113,015
Income (in 2015 inflation-adjusted dollars)
- Per capita income: $35,497
- Median household income: $79,879