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Economic Development Overview

 

From the founding of what is now known as Mays Landing in 1735, the Township of Hamilton has historically been a center of commerce. Hamilton encompasses approximately 114 sq. mi., making it the largest municipality in New Jersey. Although much of the Township is protected under New Jersey Pinelands Commission regulations, our Regional Growth area offers abundant business opportunities. Located in central Atlantic County - approximately 12 miles from Atlantic City - Hamilton is your gateway to one of the fastest growing areas of the State.

Historic Mays Landing, which is located at the intersection of US Route 40 and NJ Route 50, is the county seat and the home of numerous government and professional offices as well as a vibrant main street commercial area with a variety of shops and dining establishments.

Near the eastern edge of the Township the Atlantic City Racetrack/McKee City area has blossomed as a center of commerce. Located where US Routes 40 & 322 merge and accessible to the Atlantic City Expressway, this area hosts over 2.5 million square feet of retail space with room for more!

In between these nodes lies the 690 acre Hamilton Business Park developed by the Township to attract a broad variety of uses, including light manufacturing, professional offices, warehousing, medical facilities, scientific testing, schools and state, county and federal government agencies.

Educational facilities to support your business needs are available in and near Hamilton. The main campus of Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC), home of the renowned Atlantic Culinary Academy, is located on US Route 322 near Mays Landing and can provide a variety of services for your business including (but not limited to) job training, research and conferencing facilities. The Atlantic County Institute of Technology (ACIT), located in the Hamilton Business Park, provides career training for adult and high school aged students, including 3 full time academies specializing in Culinary & Hospitality Management, Information Technology and Health Sciences & Medicine. Hamilton is also near the campus of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, which is ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation.

With its history, accessibility and amenities the Township of Hamilton is clearly well positioned as the place to grow your business. If you would like additional information about the Township please contact Phil Sartorio, Director of Community Planning & Economic Development, at (609) 625-4762 x 490.

 

 

Transportation

Transportation

There is a range of transportation alternatives available in and adjacent to Hamilton Township to meet your transportation needs.

Highways
Several highways of regional importance traverse the Township:
  

  • Atlantic City Expressway - Three access/egress points link Hamilton Township to Atlantic City and the Philadelphia metropolitan area via this limited access highway.

  • US Route 322 (Black Horse Pike) – Access to Atlantic City (east) and the Commodore Barry Bridge over the Delaware River (west).

  • US Route 40 (Harding Highway) – Connection to the Delaware Memorial Bridge (west) and Atlantic City (east).

  • NJ Route 50 – Connects to upper Cape May County (south) and US Route 30 in Egg Harbor City.

  • County Route 575 (Pomona Road) – An arterial roadway providing access to the Garden State Parkway (at Exit 44).
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Rail
Access to New Jersey Transit’s Atlantic City Rail Line is available near the Township in Egg Harbor City.

Bus
New Jersey Transit operates the following local bus routes through Hamilton Township.

    315 – Philadelphia to Cape May City
    502 – Atlantic City to Atlantic Cape Community College
    553 – Atlantic City to Bridgeton (Upper Deerfield Township)

Air
Commercial and charter air carriers operate out of the nearby Atlantic City International Airport.


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