Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30
908.369.4313
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Business Advocate

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COVID-19 Operating Procedures

Is the Office of the Business Advocate open to the public?

No. The Peter J. Biondi building is currently closed to the public. Although the operations are considered essential and are continuing, there are protective procedures in place to protect both

employees and residents. Once the restrictions are lifted, we will notify residents through

the website. If you need to reach the department, we ask that you email us at

dpw@hillsborough-nj.org.

Business Advocate

David Kois
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Hillsborough Township's Business Advocate, David Kois, is a New Jersey licensed professional planner, certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners and a certified Zoning Official from the Rutgers Center for Government Services. David holds bachelor degrees in Sociology from Montclair State University and Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. He has worked for Hillsborough Township since 2011 and has served in various capacities of employment including Business Advocate, Sustainability Director, Deputy Zoning Officer, Deputy Planning Director, and Zoning Officer. David’s prior experience includes serving as executive board member and managing the finances of a non-profit organization.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of the Business Advocate is to encourage economic and business development by attracting, retaining, and assisting businesses to expand and grow in the Township. The office acts as the catalyst for the Hillsborough Economic and Business Development Commission’s mission to thoroughly analyze the economic conditions of the region; promote sound development; mobilize potential resources for efficient business, commercial and manufacturing uses, as well as maintain and improve the Township’s relationship with business and industry.

The Office of the Business Advocate is responsible for the day-to-day coordination between business development and each of the Township departments. The Office is responsible for encouraging potential new economic development, cultivating commercial and industrial relations, gathering and dissemination of information and regulatory guidelines. The Office of the Business Advocate administers the Hillsborough Business Association (HBA), a Hillsborough Township initiative to support local businesses with a variety of promotion and development programs. Hillsborough Township is committed to helping existing business, new business, or a business looking to expand or relocate and thrive in Hillsborough.

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