Posted Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders has established an economic advisory committee to monitor economic matters as they affect the county and make periodic recommendations to the freeholders.

For the past two years, several freeholders and Morris County Chamber of Commerce President Paul Boudreau have been meeting informally with business and corporate executives in the county and listening to their concerns, said Freeholder Margaret Nordstrom.

The creation of the Morris County Economic Development Advisory Committee simply formalizes that activity, Nordstrom said.

“It’s simply a matter of being pro-active,” Nordstrom said. “During these visits, we discuss such things as job retention and how the freeholders, county government and the chamber can assist their businesses. This advisory committee will now help the freeholders further connect with local business leaders to learn more about their companies and the issues they face, especially in these difficult economic times.”

Freeholders John Murphy and Gene Feyl join Nordstrom as initial committee members along with representatives from the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, the county’s Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Corporation, the Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Investment Board, the County College of Morris and the county’s School of Technology.