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Division of Economic Development 

30 Montgomery Street
14th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel:  (201) 547-6567
Fax:  (201) 547-6566

Jose Arango, Director 


The Division of Economic Development works to attract commercial, industrial, retail, and residential development to the City of Jersey City.  The Director of the Division of Economic Development supervises all current Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) projects.

Economic Development facilitates the relocation of prospective developers by assisting them in securing financing and creating attractive open spaces and high-end services.

Economic Development also focuses on attracting high-end retail businesses to service the City’s burgeoning work force, and encourages the construction of affordable housing for long term residents.

Some of the Division’s current projects are described below.

Traffic Studies
Using Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) funds, the Division will be supporting numerous traffic studies aimed at improving traffic flow in the entire City. 

Clean and Green Program
The Division works with the Neighborhood Improvement Division (NID) in keeping our neighborhoods clean and safe.

Beautification Program
Restores Jersey City’s gateways and improve aesthetics citywide through greenery and improved signage.

Business Retention Program
Awards and assists inner city small businesses through incentive programs.

Sister City Program
Jersey City interacts with 14 of our international Sister Cities through cultural and economic development..

Main Street Program
Businesses have the opportunity to improve their property by restoring facades through UEZ sponsored programs.

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