Galloway’s leaders talked to business investors, developers and realtors about business opportunities in Galloway Township at the Stockton Seaview in October. Mayor Don Purdy and Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola presented a well produced outline of what makes Galloway great for business, including information about recent business developments in our township. Strong efforts have been made to bring businesses like Burger King, Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union, CVS and many more into Galloway over just the last couple years. Both the mayor and deputy mayor have focused on bringing jobs to Galloway. A big victory was in negotiating to get a new business into the long empty “Lennox” factory. A new business will be opening there soon and will provide about 400 jobs.
Here are some highlights of interest from the presentation. Galloway is one of the largest municipalities in the state with approximately 115.2 square miles. Galloway is one of the oldest municipalities in New Jersey. It was established in April 1774 by Royal Charter and was incorporated in 1798 as one of the original 104 New Jersey municipalities.
Not only does Galloway provide excellent schools but also has available higher learning by being home to Stockton University. We have our own full service hospital as well as close access to major highways, an international airport, trains and buses.
Galloway is home to 4 championship golf courses, Historic Smithville Village, and the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. We have some of New Jersey’s best banquet and event facilities. We host a professional golf tournament. We are home to Fortune 500 companies.
There are many large projects already approved that will develop soon. These new businesses will help to substantially shift the property tax burden and stabilize our property taxes. Galloway Township is definitely moving in the right direction.