JCEDC is proud to announce the second round of the Jersey City Business Acceleration Competition, a privately-funded grant competition for Jersey City small businesses that demonstrate distinct potential for growth. A total of $25,000 will be awarded to 2 small businesses. The first place winner will receive $15,000 and the second place winner will receive $10,000. Last year’s winners included, Milk Sugar Love Inc. , a retail ice cream shop which offers a selection of baked goods and coffee and Hermi Enterprises LLC which specializes in the creation of professional visual advertising products that include commercial signage for buildings, awnings, electric/neon boxes and billboards. To apply, applicants must submit their application package in full by Friday, October 20, 2017 by 5pm via hard copy and/or email to Florence Baron, Development Officer, Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, 30 Montgomery Street, Suite 1400, Jersey City, NJ 07302. For questions on the competition, please email: fbaron@jcedc.org or call 201-333-7797. Click here for Application. Click here for Terms and Conditions.

The Mayor's Office and the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, with generous support from JPMorgan Chase's New Skills at Work initiative is pleased to unveil our new report, "Building Career Pathways to Success." Together, local industry, education, public-sector and community leaders will develop the strategies necessary to connect residents to high-quality middle skills opportunities. Click here for the report.

Expanding on the success of the Jersey City Fund, which launched last September to provide small business loans from $25,000-$250,000, two new programs help facilitate funding for qualified business owners needing smaller infusions of capital. In coordination with the City’s initiatives, JCEDC is launching these two new programs to address the needs of small businesses. The EDA Microloan Fund is a new program offering $1,000-$5,000 loans at low interest rates. Please click here for more information and the application.

Another exciting new program is the Small Business Investors Fund, a forgivable loan program available to small business owners in underserved commercial corridors. These funds may be used for a variety of store upgrades, startup costs, and other business investments, and this program has been funded by a generous $50,000 seed donation from Investors Bank. These loans range from $5,000 to $10,000 and a portion of loan will be forgiven each year as long as the recipient remains in business in the same location and employs Jersey City residents. This program is designed to support brick-and-mortar businesses in certain Special Improvement Districts as well as other underutilized commercial corridors targeted by the Office of Innovation. Please click here for more information and the application. Interested applicants may contact us at 201-333-7797 to learn more about eligibility and the application process.

Learn About The Jersey City Fund and How it Can Help Jersey City-based Businesses Grow and Advance. Click here to access The Jersey City Fund website and find out more about the loans that are being made available to our small businesses.

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