Resources

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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Jackson Hill Main Street

99 Monticello Ave, Jersey City NJ 07304 • jacksonhillms.com
Business Association • Monticello Ave & MLK Drive

Jackson Hill Main Street is a Special Improvement District (SID) that provides important resources for business owners in the area. The organization focuses on safety and cleanliness by beautifying the streetscape.  JHMS also markets and plans special events in the district.

Jersey City Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC)

298 Academy St, Jersey City, NJ 07306 • 201-284-9478 • jcedc.org • fbaron@jcedc.org  
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 vanessa@jcedc.org to make an appointment

 

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA)

66 York St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 • thejcra.org
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. 

Kickstarter

kickstarter.com
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

zip.kiva.org/about
Finance/Capital/Loans • Jersey City

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

make>shift>gallery

jerseycityculture.org/makeshiftgallery • lcusolito@jcnj.org
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 • mcginleysquarepartnership.com
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 Association of Women Business Owners

njawbo.org/
Networking • Any or All

NJAWBO – Women Supporting Women

MetroEast Region: Essex, Hudson and Union Counties

Team Chair: Taryn Abrahams, 973-803-6118, Empower Behavioral Services, LLC

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