Economic Development Advisory Committee

Shop Local

If you are a business owner in Hanover Township, we'd love for you to join Shop Local at no cost to you. All you need to do is put a Shop Local decal in your window, a placard on your counter, or use our Shop Local image on your website. This decal will identify your business as a member of Hanover's Shop Local program to Township residents.

To get your window decal, placard, and/or website image, please fill out & send the attached form (PDF) via email to and a member of the Township's Economic Development Advisory Committee will deliver them to you. Your business will be added to the Township's new business directory which will be used to launch the Shop Local program. 

If you would prefer to pick up the decal and placard in person, you can fill out the form and receive the items in the General Office at Town Hall.

In addition to being part of the Hanover Township Business Directory, you will also be notified of special events and future enhancements to the Shop Local program.

Hanover Shop Local Sign-Up Form (PDF)

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Rutgers "Placemaking in Hanover" Study

Hanover Township is pleased to announce the release of “Placemaking in Hanover,” a report developed by students in the Spring, 2021 Urban Planning Seminar in Placemaking at the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, in partnership with the Hanover Township Committee and the Township’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (“EDAC”).

The Hanover Township  Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) would like to share important information from the federal government on three new programs designed to provide assistance to small businesses during this period of economic disruption. EDAC encourages our community’s small business neighbors to read this information for potential assistance in meeting the operational challenges posed by the  COVID-19 pandemic.


Since 2010, the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) has assisted the Township, in an advisory role, by proactively promoting responsible commercial revitalization to expand and strengthen Hanover’s economy through a partnership of government, business, and the community. Hanover has leveraged a business-friendly mindset, its location and infrastructure, and the availability of prime sites to attract and grow a diverse business base, and re-mediate multiple contaminated sites. As a result, Hanover is recognized statewide as an economic development "success story."

What’s Next - Hanover 2026

EDAC remains focused on facilitating responsible economic development as detailed in the "Hanover 2026" blueprint:

  • Enhancement of Township communication with residents, using evolving platforms
  • Balancing redevelopment and quality of life - including enhanced amenities, and strategic redevelopment of key areas/sites in the Township
  • Leveraging technology, relevant demographics and trends, and data analytics to facilitate informed decision-making
  • Working with local businesses and government agencies to make achievable transportation improvements

EDAC Promotional Brochure - Revised 2019 (PDF)

Semi-Annual Reports

Reports submitted to the Township Committee describing the achievements and recommendations of the group covering the preceding six months.

Related Documents & Links


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


NameTitleTerm Expiration
Bartell, Scott A.Alternate 5
December 31, 2022
Breen, DanChairpersonDecember 31, 2021
Brueno, RobertMemberDecember 31, 2021
Campbell, Richard
Vice-ChairpersonDecember 31, 2021
Elias, PaulAlternate 3December 31, 2021
Facchino, AnthonyMemberDecember 31, 2021
Ferramosca, John L.MayorDecember 31, 2021
Florio, MariaAlternate 2December 31, 2022
Gallagher, Thomas “Ace”
LiaisonDecember 31, 2021
Hoblitzell, ThomasTreasurerDecember 31, 2021
Knauss, MichaelAlternate 1December 31, 2021
Linfante, ArthurMemberDecember 31, 2021
Mattessich, Christopher
Alternate 6December 31, 2022
Potkay, GeneAlternate 4December 31, 2021
Shannon, Susan
SecretaryDecember 31, 2021
Struble, JeffreyMemberDecember 31, 2021
Brancheau, BlaisBusiness Administrator Designee-
Snow, ShelbyInternal Coordinator-