Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove this week provided an update on New Jersey's rebuilding efforts at the Southern Ocean County Chamber’s annual State of the Chamber, which was held at the Sea Oaks Country Club in Little Egg Harbor.
In addressing area businesses owners, Chamber officials and invited guests in attendance, Gove said, she, "along with my fellow 9th District Representatives Senator Christopher Connors and Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, will continue to press upon our legislative colleagues the critical economic and cultural importance of rebuilding the Jersey Shore."
Gove said that to date, much of the state’s immediate efforts in terms of financial assistance for businesses have been directed through loans from the EDA’s Main Street Disaster Relief Program, the Union County Economic Development Corporation and REBUILD New Jersey.
For information on assistance available to businesses, the New Jersey Business Action Center has been established by the state as "the one-stop resource" for more information on how to get businesses back up and running.
"Businesses owners seeking assistance should not hesitate to contact our District Office," Gove said. “The fact is that revenue generated from the Jersey Shore as a major tourist destination is significant when measured to other aspects of New Jersey’s economy and, therefore, is absolutely critical to funding the state’s overall operations. The success of our state’s tourism industry is a reflection of the hard work by you, the business community, in providing high competitive services that collectively has made the shore tourism industry a stable and consistent economic engine in even the most difficult of economic times.”