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)

298 Academy St, Jersey City, NJ 07306 • 201-284-9478 • •  
Finance/Capital/Loans • Startup Services • Jersey City

The Jersey City Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation created in 1980. 

Mission: To promote and facilitate economic development throughout Jersey City.

JCEDC offers small business loan programs and assists with NJ’s Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) application.

Jersey City Small Business Services–First Stop to Open Shop–guides new and existing small businesses from idea to build out. Contact Vanessa Quijano at 201-284-8609 or to make an appointment



201 Montgomery St, 2nd Fl • 201-615-4712 • •  
Incubator/Work Space • Jersey City

Jersey City’s premier co-working space offering three different packages catering to all business needs – from the freelancer to those requiring a dedicated desk or private office. All memberships give access to the basic amenities needed to run your business, including mail service and the conference rooms, as well as the lounge, café, library, terrace, wellness rooms and events.

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 • 201-547-4565 •  
Community Venue • Jersey City

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

BNI Liberty

50 Harrison Street, Suite 216, Hoboken, NJ 07030 •
Networking • Hudson County

Meets weekly at 7:00 AM on Thursdays at the Hoboken Business Center.

Come for our meeting — stay for the referrals!!! We have open categories for individuals who will bring enthusiasm and integrity to our meeting. Just one person per professional specialty is allowed in each chapter.

Search our members on our website to see if your category is open and then visit a meeting.

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

360 Martin Luther King Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305 • 201-547-6800 •
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.