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 Redevelopment Agency (JCRA)

66 York St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 •
Government Agency • Jersey City

The Agency is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all residents of Jersey City by guiding responsible development and reinvestment in all neighborhoods and communities in Jersey City. 

Finance/Capital/Loans • Jersey City

Offers a platform for entrepreneurs/business owners to raise capital through donations and test market interest in a product

Kiva Zip
Finance/Capital/Loans • Jersey City

Offers a platform for crowdsourced 0% interest loans to small businesses focused on social good

make>shift>gallery •
Government Agency • Jersey City

make>shift>gallery aims to enhance the appearance of vacant and abandoned properties along the City’s commercial corridors with the goal of transforming underutilized space through a variety of artistic installations.

make > shift > gallery provides the artist with a blank canvas to create renderings of potential businesses and other creative imaginings in these spaces, allowing aspiring business owners to be able to envision themselves in these spaces and attracting more foot traffic to our commercial corridors. Art could take the form of shopjackets, murals, galleries, or other media defined by the artist.

McGinley Square Partnership

761 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07306 •
Business Association • McGinley Square

McGinley Square Partnership is a special improvement district (SID) serving as a resource center for business owners in McGinley Square. The organization focuses on beautification, litter removal, and helps with marketing of vacant commercial storefronts in the district.

NJ Business Action Center
Government Agency • Professional Development • Jersey City

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) serves as a “one-stop” shop for businesses, helping companies to stay and grow in New Jersey, as well as locate in the state. The Center’s business advocates work to encourage entrepreneurship by supporting businesses of all sizes, advancing the global competitiveness of New Jersey companies, and promoting the State’s attractiveness as a vacation destination and business investment location nationally and internationally.

NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA)

24 Commerce St Ste 301, Newark, NJ 07102 •
Finance/Capital/Loans • Government Agency • Jersey City

Finances small and mid-sized businesses, administers tax incentives to retain and grow jobs, revitalizes communities through redevelopment initiatives, and supports entrepreneurial development by providing access to training and mentoring programs

NJCU Business Development Incubator (BDI)

285 West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305 •
Community Venue • Incubator/Work Space • Jersey City

The Business Development Incubator (BDI) at New Jersey City University (NJCU) facilitates the formation and development of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures with higher-skill, higher-wage jobs, helping them survive and grow during their critical start-up period. BDI assists young, small companies to commercialize their products, processes and services by providing private office space, shared office resources, and access to technical, financial, legal, marketing, and management assistance.