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

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Economic & Business Development

Economic & Business Development Director

Zuzana Karas
908-369-4313 ext. 7106


Hillsborough Township's Economic & Business Development Director, Zuzana Karas, is a certified Zoning Official and a certified Board Secretary from the Rutgers Center for Government Services. Zuzana holds a bachelor's degree in both Business Management and Psychology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick campus. She has worked in multiple townships within Somerset County and Hunterdon County since 2016 and has served in various capacities of employment including Land Use Board Secretary, Zoning Official, and Land Use Coordinator. She currently serves as the Economic & Business Development Director, Sustainability Director, and the Deputy Zoning Official.
Samantha Ball
Office Manager
908-369-4313, Ext 7114
Jaclyn Zeis
Office Assistant
908-369-4313, Ext 7115

Mission Statement

The mission of the Economic & Business Development Office 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 Economic & Business Development Office is responsible for the day-to-day coordination between business development and all Township departments. The Office is responsible for encouraging potential new economic development, cultivating commercial and industrial relations, and the gathering and dissemination of information and regulatory guidelines. 

The Economic & Business Development Office 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, and a business looking to expand or relocate and thrive in Hillsborough.

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