TOMS RIVER – During a recent meeting, Councilman Joshua Kopp outlined a few ways he said he’d like to help small businesses this year.
The first would be to form a committee to help small businesses prosper. This would be a group of volunteers to make suggestions to officials on how the town can create an environment where locally-run companies can grow. Anyone interested in volunteering is urged to contact him at Josh.D.Kopp@Gmail.com.
He also suggested a grant program to improve the appearance of buildings. If store fronts look nicer, people will be more likely to stop in.
He’d also like to start an economic relief and growth fund to help someone start a business, help a business grow, or recover from COVID.