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The New Jersey economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in New Jersey and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
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New Jersey Commerce & Economic Growth Commission State 08625

New Jersey

Economic Development Authority

State 08625

New Jersey Redevelopment Agency State
EDC of Essex County County 07052    
Plainfield Office of Economic Development local 07061    
UCEDC - statewide CDF and EDC services, Union NJ - Ellen McHenry, Director of Financial Programs for any lending questions; Adam Farrah, VP, for any site selection questions State 07083


Adam Farrah

Newark Economic Development Corp City 07102    
Jersey City Economic Development Corporation - JCEDC - Urban Enterprise Zone City 07302 201-333-7797
Wayne Township Industrial & Economic Development Commission Township 07470
Paterson Economic Development Corp City 07501    
County of Passaic Dept of Community & Economic Dev. County 07505    
Monmouth County Department of Economic Development County 07728 732-431-7470
Howell Township Economic Development Township 07731
Bayshore Economic Development Corp Local 07737    
Warren County Dept of Economic Development & Tourism County 07823
Sussex County Office of Economic Dev. - Sussex County Economic Development Partnership county 07860
Morris County Economic Development Corporation City 07960
Camden County Improvement Authority County 08003
Burlington County Economic Development and Regional Planning County 08060 609-265-5055
Salem County Dept. of Economic Development county 08079 856-339-8615  
Gloucester County Office of Business and Economic Development County 08096 856-384-6930

City of Camden City 08101
Atlantic County Department of Regional Planning and Development County 08223
Upper Deerfield Township Township 08302
Cumberland County Dept of Planning & Development County 08302

Atlantic County Economic Development Corp County 08330    
South Jersey Economic Development District Region 08332 856-765-9700
City of Millville NJ City 08332
Vineland NJ Economic Growth City


City of Trenton NJ City 08608    
County of Mercer NJ County 08650
Hamilton Township Economic Development Township 08650
Lakewood Development Corp Local 08701
Ocean County Department of Planning County 08754
Business Development Partnership of Somerset County County 08876
Middlesex County Office of Economic Development County 08901
New Brunswick Dept of Planning and Economic Development City 08903
FirstEnergy Corp (formerly GPU Energy) Utility
PSEG (NJ) Area Development LLC Utility

Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory above links to the websites of many New Jersey economic development organizations (EDO) and provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content about NJ as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the NJ and larger US Mid-Atlantic region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These economic development or business development representatives typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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