County ranks in top 10 for job growth in the nation

Source: Gloucester County Times

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that Gloucester County, NJ (home to the South Jersey Technology Park) was the tenth-highest county in the nation for job growth for the period of March 2002 through March 2003. Gloucester County grew 3.4 percent over last year, while most counties saw an average negative 0.3 percent decline in their job base. According to local officials, the County’s local economy was bolstered mostly by small business entrepreneurs.

According to the report, which ranks the nation’s top 315 counties, Santa Clara County, California, the heart of Silicon Valley, experienced the largest decline in jobs—5.9 percent for the same period.