Salem First for SRN Consortium
City chosen as first municipality for NJ State Resource Network (NJ SRN) consortium
It was exciting for Salem City to learn that we were chosen to be the first municipality participating in the NJ State Resource Network (SRN) consortium. We knew we were selected from among more populated municipalities with deficits that far exceeded ours. The one advantage we knew we had that separated us from other municipalities was that we already had a plan to address our economic recovery. We had been working to build a plan for the past three years that yielded us a recovery plan and produced the formation of our Commerce Department. Our plan was actively being executed focusing on our port and manufacturing district, as well as our housing market.Partnership for sustainable progress
While Salem City had a plan we were executing,we knew we still needed assistance to fully maximize opportunities and ensure momentum would not be halted. A lot of our success was due to sheer grit and determination of creating a better Salem for our residence, knowing all along that our efforts weren’t sustainable without help.To continue reading this article visit page 30.