Borough of Sussex

Settled in 1742

Sussex Borough Economic Development Committee

The Sussex Borough Economic Development Committee (EDC) seeks to enhance and promote the many attributes that Sussex Borough has to offer. We are dedicated to helping create opportunities for economic development through the retention and growth of existing businesses and in attracting new commercial development. We will work as a partner in developing a climate for economic growth conducive to maintaining the quality of life in the Borough of Sussex, surrounding communities, and the County of Sussex.


Mario Poggi
phone: 973-875-4831

2023 Committee Members

Name Email Term Expires
Mario Poggi Council Representative December 2023
Anita Anthony Full Member December 2024
Richard Klein Full Member December 2024
Damaris Lira Full Member December 2025
Charles McKay Full Member December 2025
Katie Kuperus Full Member December 2025
Vacant Alternate Member December 2023
Vacant Alternate Member December 2023


No meeting scheduled for 2023 has been submitted. When there is a schedule it will be posted on the Meetings page.

Become Involved

Members of the Sussex Economic Development Committee are volunteers appointed by the Mayor. If you are interested in serving on this commission please complete the volunteer form and return to Boro Hall.

Sussex County Small Business/Nonprofits Grant Program

The County of Sussex has dedicated American Rescue Plan funding to support local small businesses and non-profit organizations as they work to meet the challenges posed by the pandemic. Applications for funding up to $15,000 are available now for small businesses and nonprofit organizations that qualify at

Women and Minority-Owned Small Business Stimulus

New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) Small Business Stimulus Program is available to women and minority-owned small businesses. This program offers up to $500,000 to improve indoor quality, energy efficiency, and water conservation to eligible small businesses with a commercial storefront. The program covers up to 75% of the cost of projects to:

  • Repair/install HVAC to improve air quality/airflow and ventilation in a commercial facility and;
  • Bring up to modern standards plumbing fixtures (faucets, toilets, showerheads) and commercial appliances (dishwashers, clothes washers, ice makers).

Applications and program guides for HVAC and Plumbing Fixtures & Appliances. You may be eligible to participate in both.


HVAC Application
HVAC Program Guide

Plumbing and Appliances

Plumbing Fixtures & Appliances Application
Plumbing & Appliances Program Guide

If you’re not yet certified as a woman and/or minority-owned small business, you can start the easy process to get certified for free using the NJ business certifications portal:

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