Opportunities for Economic Development
There are a variety of programs and initiatives designed to assist businesses in the area with development and expansion of facilities as with development and training of workforce's.
A choice selection of new sites for business may be found at several industrial parks located within Millville, and with Millville located within three hours of four large metropolitan areas - Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Washington, DC - this is a great centralized location for businesses small and large.
THE URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONE
Millville is part of an Urban Enterprise Zone, in which businesses are exempted from state sales tax on certain products and services, construction costs, furniture and equipment. In addition, retail customers pay one-half the normal sales tax. New construction may qualify for a tax abatement. Employment tax credits, employee training assistance and other financial assistance is also available.
THE MILLVILLE AIRPORT
The Millville Airport is part of the Cumberland Empowerment Zone, and projects developed on that spacious site may qualify for a variety of grants, loans and special tax incentives that are available under the federal program. A new 360-acre state-of-the-art industrial park will also be developed on land adjacent to the airport. The airport itself also provides easy access to numerous corporations across the region that utilize air travel for their business needs.
The City of Millville can coordinate arrangements for a variety of local, regional and state financing sources available for development in the area. The city also assigns staff teams to coordinate the development process, in order to minimize delays in getting engineering, planning and zoning approvals. The Cumberland County Economic Development Office also administers loan programs for qualifying existing and new businesses.
Job training is available for businesses and workers from several local institutions. Academic, continuing education and special employee training courses are available at the Cumberland County College. The College now offers both Associate and Bachelor's Degree programs. It special training courses are tailored to meet specific employment requirements of the client businesses. The Cumberland County Technical Education Center offers many full-time, part-time and evening courses in technology.