Division of Economic Development
The City of Trenton's Division of Economic Development works to promote business attraction, retention and expansion, with special attention paid to job growth and an increase of city ratables.
Our Services and Programs
New Business Assistance
The City of Trenton and its partners assist incoming businesses through the process of start-up or relocation including business plan review, business training, site selection, PARC consultation, business licensing, inspections, connection with various incentives and ribbon cuttings. If you would like to speak to somebody on relocating or starting your business in Trenton, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Trenton supports Trenton businesses with various shop local activities that have recently been called “the best shop local program in New Jersey.” They include
- The Trenton Eat Local Club, which brings city residents to different Trenton restaurants every month. You can join them by emailing email@example.com.
- Social media promotions like the
and other opportunities as they arise.
Due to Trenton's strong industrial history, the Division is dedicated to environmental issues and Brownfield projects. Through its efforts, the Division is able to meet the many challenges associated with these projects and revitalize old industrial sites into vibrant residential locations, pristine green spaces and parks or thriving business zones. Please click on Brownfield Program for more information regarding this initiative.
Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ)
The New Jersey Legislature created the Urban Enterprise Zone Program in 1983 to help stimulate new economic activity and reduce unemployment within the boundaries of each zone. Trenton was awarded its UEZ designation in 1985. Since that time, the program has successfully served over 800 businesses that have invested millions of dollars in the construction and rehabilitation of new office, commercial and retail space, sports complexes, and other improvements to the city’s landscape. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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