Economic Development Commission

The Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDC) assists the Medford Township Council in the development and maintenance of a positive business environment. The group meets monthly, consulting with the Council and Manager, and collaborating with the Medford Business Association.  The Economic Development Commission goals are:

1. Create and foster a business friendly atmosphere that attracts and retains appropriate retail, professional, and service firms.

2. Develop and promote an image of Medford Township as a good place for shopping, dining, recreation and doing business; all of which makes Medford a desirable place to live, work, play and raise a family

3. Develop a criteria for desirable types of business in exiting commercial areas and market opportunities to attract them

4. Facilitate communication and partnerships between businesses in specific retail areas and encourage and support strategies to increase patronage to these areas.

5. Maintain close working relationships with the Medford Business Association, the Burlington County Office of Economic Development, and various State agencies and regional Chambers of Commerce that support business development.

6. Work in coordination with Township Planning and Zoning professionals to review and modify existing Land Development Ordinances related to commercial development and operations.

To this end, we invite you to email us at, or to join us at an EDC meeting.


Meetings generally take place on the Fourth Monday of each month, at 7:00 P.M., in Cranberry Hall.  Cranberry Hall is located behind the Municipal Building at 17 North Main Street.  All regular and special meetings of the Commission shall be open to the public. Please check the "Meetings" tab on the homepage for up-to-date meeting locations and times, or contact us at if you would like to attend a meeting.

Agendas are posted here on the Friday before each meeting.


January 22, 2018
February 26, 2018 
March 26, 2018 (No meeting due to lack of quorum) 
April 23, 2018 
May 21, 2018 (No meeting)
June 25, 2018 
July 23, 2018 
August 27, 2018 (No meeting due to lack of quorum) 
September 24, 2018 
October 22, 2018 
November 26, 2018
December (NO meeting)

January 23, 2017
February 27, 2017 
March 27, 2017
April 24, 2017 
May 22, 2017
June 26, 2017 (No meeting) 
July 24, 2017 (No meeting)
August 28, 2017 
September 25, 2017
October 23, 2017 (No meeting)
November 27, 2017
December 2017 (No meeting)


January 2018 
February 2018 
March 2018 (No meeting)
April 2018
May 2018 (No meeting)
June 2018
July 2018
August 2018 (No meeting)
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018
December 2018 (No meeting) 

January 23, 2017
February 27, 2017 
March 27, 2017
April 24, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 26, 2017 (No meeting)
July 24, 2017 (No meeting) 
August 28, 2017
September 25, 2017 
October 23, 2017
November 27, 2017
December 25, 2017 (No meeting)

2018 Commission Members

Mike Pagnotta, Chairperson
Pete Jamison
Jim Previti, Vice Chair
Allison Eckel
Paul Fortino
James Scott Roe
Joe Burgoyne
Beth Portocalis, Manager's Office (Ex-Officio)
David Vaughn, Medford Business Association Liaison (Ex-Officio)
Bill Stauts, Medford Business Association Liaison (Ex-Officio)

Contact the EDC

Please contact the EDC by emailing  You may also call (609) 654-2608 x324.  

Business Resources 

Click HERE for a PDF map of the major commercial corridors in Medford.

Click HERE for our Business Recruitment Prospectus.

Please visit our Doing Business in Medford page for business resources.

Social Media and Your Business 

The Medford Business Association and the Medford Economic Development Commission have presented three (3) free SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR BUSINESS! tutorials which can be viewed here online and Part II here.  The Powerpoint presentation is available here.  Content included "Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Youtube, hashtags: What are they, how can they help your business reach more customers, what do you need to get started, and more!".

  • Municipal Center Address: 17 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm