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Our Partners

In an effort to bring resources to our Members, the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce maintains a number of memberships, affiliations and partnerships that allow us to source potential information, programs and benefits.

  • Member, U.S. Chamber of Commerce The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Through our membership, we take advantage of information related to advocacy on business issues.  We also leverage professional development opportunities for our staff.
  • Member, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives ACCE is a national association uniquely serving individuals involved in the management of chambers of commerce. ACCE's mission is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities. ACCE currently has more than 7,500 professional members in 1,200 chambers of commerce. These professionals represent local, regional, and state chambers of commerce of all sizes across the United States and Canada.
  • Member, New Jersey Business & Industry Association The New Jersey Business & Industry Association provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies in order to build a more prosperous New Jersey. NJBIA is the nation's largest statewide employer association. Its members, as a group, employ more than one million people.
  • Member, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
  • Sponsor, Hudson County Employer Legislative Committees There is no better way to meet with your legislators, network with your colleagues, and learn about issues affecting your business than to attend your local ELC meetings.  The ELCs, established by NJBIA in 1959, are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. At each meeting, legislators, cabinet members or local officials will discuss important issues pertinent to business. See our Calendar of Events for upcoming Hudson ELC meetings.

Federal, State and County Resources for Business

US Small Business Administration

The US Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. The SBA provides loan guarantees to area lenders for loans to small business. The SBA is the nation’s largest financial backer of small business. The New Jersey district office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's programs and services to 21 counties in New Jersey.

New Jersey District Office
Two Gateway Center
Suite 1002
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 645-3680
Fax: (973) 645-6265
Alfred Titone, District Director

US Department of Commerce – Commercial Service, Northern New Jersey

New Jersey’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers, part of the U.S. Commercial Service, are federal offices dedicated to helping established, export ready, New Jersey companies sell their U.S. made (must have 51% U.S. content) goods and services to foreign markets.

Northern NJ Commercial Services, Newark
20 Washington Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 645-4682
Susan Widmer, Office Director

New Jersey Business Action Center

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) serves as a “one-stop” shop for businesses and helps companies to stay and grow in New Jersey, as well as locate in our great state. Housed within the New Jersey Department of State and reporting to the Lieutenant Governor, the BAC’s core mission is to help create and retain jobs while encouraging private capital investment in the Garden 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.

225 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: (866) 534-7789
Fax: (609) 292-5509
Melanie Willoughby, Executive Director

NJ small businesses can now receive a small business manual to get information and guidance on establishing, maintaining and expanding a small business. The manual is available through the New Jersey Business Action Center, which is housed in the Department of State.

See also State of New New Jersey Small Business Portal for information on starting a business, NJ licensing and certificates, and site evaluators and mapping tools.

NJ Economic Development Authority

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) is an independent State agency that 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

Trenton Office
36 West State Street
P.O. Box 990
Trenton, NJ 08625-0820
Phone: (609) 858-6700

Newark Office
24 Commerce Street
Suite 301
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 855-3450


The New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at New Jersey City University (NJCU) provides no-cost comprehensive assistance to small and medium businesses (SMBs) to maximize opportunities for growth and generate economic impact county-wide.

285 West Side Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: (201) 200-2156
Sheila Harris-Adams, Regional Director

Hudson County Community College Center for Business & Industry

The HCCC Center for Business & Industry develops and delivers classes and programs for individuals and businesses, with separate divisions dedicated to each group, with the goal of supporting the growth of a skilled and educated workforce.

161 Newkirk Street
Fifth Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 360-4247

Hudson County Economic Development Corporation

The Economic Development Corporation works with businesses and government agencies to foster job growth, to aid in workforce development and to encourage economic development throughout the County.

830 Bergen Avenue
Floor 7A
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 369-4370
Fax: (201) 369-4371
Michelle Richardson, Executive Director

Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity

The Office of Business Opportunity provides small, minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses with the information, resources, and assistance that enables them to prepare to successfully participate in local, state, federal and private procurement and purchasing processes.

830 Bergen Avenue
Suite A607
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 395-6267
Fax: (201) 369-5287

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