New Jersey: Resources
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is a research division of Rutgers University in New Jersey that focuses on workforce development. A few of the services it provides are evaluations of workforce education programs and software solutions. The site includes news as well as research topics and products.
The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) is a business advocacy organization that represents businesses in New Jersey. NJBIA runs several money-saving programs, provides business resources, and also publishes various economic surveys. The association also hosts events that offer members networking opportunities.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is a state agency focused on economic and community development. It aims to provide funding to New Jersey businesses and municipalities interested in growth. The authority also offers real estate development services and access to technological facilities.
New Jersey's Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) helps entrepreneurs with creating and expanding their business enterprises. NJSBDC provides numerous services to small businesses such as expert consulting, training seminars, and business counseling. A resources library contains publications covering topics related to growing, starting, and doing business in the state of New Jersey.
New Jersey’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers, part of the U.S. Commercial Service, are federal offices dedicated to helping New Jersey companies develop international markets. The website provides a map showing the two main offices serving the state and what regions they serve. The U.S. Export Assistance Centers works with U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration to help facilitate trade for companies that are looking to make export sales and expand to additional markets.
The Business Action Center is a state-run website that encourages and facilitates doing business in New Jersey. It contains information for start-ups, workforce training, and financial incentives. There is also a section dedicated to international trade that offers assistance to both local and foreign companies that wish to establish themselves in or out of the state.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is in charge of all aspects of the region's trade and transportation. From this site, an entrepreneur interested in interaction with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey can learn about the seaport, international offices, procurement opportunities, the inspector general, and advertising opportunities.
This document describes how the New Jersey’s Sales Representatives’ Rights Act, freedom of contract, and the Franchise Practice Act help to determine business actions. A brief overview of New Jersey's economy is also provided. Prepared by: Fox Rothschild LLP.