Meet the city with the highest average salary: Long Branch, New Jersey

Long Branch, New Jersey

Municipality Long Branch

Population 77,042

Major industries Shoe manufacturing, clothing industry, municipal services

Tourism Marine tours, fishing, beaches, cabins, tourist shops, music

Traffic Local, state, municipal traffic

Growth Potential Growth Rate Atlantic Ocean (southwest) ocean to Cape May County border, tree-lined road to Navesink River

What’s new?

Construction of a new police station; new Boardwalk/concert venue; outlet center; track construction on Navesink River

Growth Industry/industry Movers and shakers Doug McCloskey, owner and general contractor, JD McCloskey Builders, $200m; Craig Fudge, executive vice president, governor’s business development office, $50m; Frank Lombardi, Esq., executive vice president, Lighthouse Hotel Group, $25m; Joseph Dagliacamo, vice president/owner, Sovereign Bank, $65m; Robert Lukenda, president/CEO, Centro Group, $150m; Robert Golia, president/CEO, Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Bureau, $75m; Bo Slayton, president/CEO, Ohio Companies, $250m

Strengths Volunteer Fire Department

Weaknesses Broadening tax base, services

How is it rated?

Best hardware store in town

Best park

Best coffee shop

Most drunk driver booked in town per month

Best bar/restaurant rating of 1 out of 4

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