Your Community Voice

A primary goal of the Upper Township Business Association is to identify and address obstacles that are detrimental to the business climate and community growth, while also assessing the township needs to promote economic growth and attract new business.

We also actively support civic, social and cultural programs designed to increase the functional and aesthetic values of the community, and our citizens.

On this page, you will find any active surveys, polls and petitions that the UTBA creates in order to understand the opinions of our members and community, and thus make decisions and recommendations based on them. 

 

Economic Development Survey – What types of Businesses or Industries do you want or feel that we need in Upper Township?

In our April Membership Meeting with Joe Molineaux, the Economic Development Program Manager of Cape May County, he tasked the UTBA with polling our business community and Upper Township citizens on a very important question: What type(s) of Businesses or Industries do you want or feel that we need in Upper Township?

The UTBA knows how important it is to have a diversity of businesses in a community. This diversity will draw consumers into our town, and drive more foot traffic into our already established businesses and store fronts.

Joe Molineaux is very vested in our growth, especially as the ‘Gateway’ to Cape May County, and would like to better understand as to what directions county development should take for the continued future economic health of Upper Township. Joe feels strongly about Economic Gardening, which is an entrepreneurial approach to economic development that seeks to grow the local economy from within. Its premise is that local entrepreneurs create the companies that bring new wealth and economic growth to a region in the form of jobs, increased revenues, and a vibrant local business sector. Economic gardening seeks to focus on growing and nurturing local businesses rather than hunting for “big game” outside the area.

Policy Position Survey – Should Upper Township ban the sale of Recreational Marijuana in Upper?

The Township Committee has introduced an ordinance to ban the sale of recreational marijuana in Upper Township. While Upper voters joined a majority of NJ voters in voting in favor of legalization of recreational marijuana use, towns do have the ability to ban sales and related businesses.

In general, are you in favor of or not in favor of allowing the opening of businesses that will distribute marijuana in Upper Township?

Click Here to Read the Full Ordinance No. 011-2021 (Public hearing and final adoption scheduled for 5/10/2021)

Upper Township Needs a Slogan Survey

Upper Township has never officially had a slogan. It was brought to our attention by the Township that they are discussing this and could use our help with slogan ideas, so of course we want to hear from our members and community businesses!

Enter your ideas below, and a list of slogans will be presented by the UTBA to the Township Committee, Feel free to enter multiple ideas.

Last Modified 4.26.21