Long Branch, New Jersey
Municipality Long Branch
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
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 coffee shop
Most drunk driver booked in town per month
Best bar/restaurant rating of 1 out of 4
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