Below is a list of agencies and organizations that provide services, support, and guidance for small businesses in a variety of ways.  Use the search bar and category filter on the right to find the right resources for you.

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Jersey City Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC)

30 Montgomery St, 14th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302 • 201-333-7797 • •  
Finance/Capital/Loans • Startup Services • Jersey City

Our Jersey City Small Business Services–First Stop to Open Shop–guides new and existing small businesses from idea to build out. JCEDC offers small business loan programs and assists with Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) application.

A-Plus-Consulting LLC

211 Warren St Suite 1012 Newark, NJ 07103 • 8552758726 • •  
Startup Services • Hudson County

A-Plus-Consulting LLC is an executive/temporary hire firm that provides management consulting services including workshops re marketing excellence, social media and why small businesses should have an online presence

Bethune Center

140 Martin Luther King Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Community Venue • Jersey City

The Bethune Center’s key function is to provide the community with a place to gather, learn, and express creativity.

Central Avenue Market Research
Market Research • Heights

This document, created by JGSC Group in 2016, provides detailed market research for the Central Avenue business districts.  View the document here: Market Profile Central Avenue SID

Central Avenue Special Improvement District

366 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307 •
Business Association • Central Avenue, Heights

The Central Ave SID markets the Central Ave business district, improves corridor cleanliness, provides technical assistance and support to business owners.

Department of Health & Human Services

199 Summit Ave Unit F, Jersey City, NJ 07304 •
Government Agency • Jersey City

The Department of Health & Human Services manages health licensing and inspections for businesses that requires additional oversight as per New Jersey State Regulations.

Department of Housing, Economic Development & Commerce (HEDC)

30 Montgomery St, 14th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302 •
Government Agency • Jersey City

The Department of Housing, Economic Development & Commerce is responsible for overseeing the planning of residential, commercial, non-profits and industrial sectors. HEDC is also responsible for contributing to the quality of life by supporting social services providers, staffing boards, enforcing building codes, housing codes, rent and tenant laws, and issuing licenses to businesses.

Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation

211 Warren St Ste 317, Newark, NJ 07103 • 973.242.4132 •
Finance/Capital/Loans • Hudson County

A non-profit community development organization that provides financial assistance and training to small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Hudson and Essex counties, as well as other counties around the state. The mission of GNEC is economic development by way of financing small business growth and job creation.

Hispanic American Commerce Association (HACA)

159 Monticello Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304  
Business Association • Hudson County

An advocacy group aimed at supporting Hispanic-owned businesses. HACA encourages its members to get involved in social and economic activities across the city.