"On average, Bergen County businesses will save $350,000 over the life of a 20-year loan secured through our Bergen County Bond Partnership Program," BCEDC
chairman Joseph Simunovich said.
Sullivan said the BCEDC
is in the process of starting a search for her successor.
However, we also recognized that this is a very important time for .the county and that we could not defer work on economic development projects until our new executive director is hired," Michael Persson, chair of the BCEDC
. "The board was extremely fortunate to have someone with Eliza's experience agree to assist us with these projects while we continue to conduct our search."
During Leadbeater's tenure, the BCEDC
has developed a wide range of support services for businesses, organizations and municipalities.
Working both on behalf of the BCEDC
and as a volunteer, she has devoted her time to such projects as the renovation of a homeless shelter, housing for single-parent families and the conversion of a mill complex into affordable housing and mixed-used commercial enterprises.