1. What is the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability?
    The Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability provides a variety of business development programs, business workshops, loans and beneficial financial programs to help small and large businesses in the County build growing, successful companies.
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  2. How does the Office work with the WIB and One-Stop Career Center?
    The WIB and One-Stop Career Center both fall within the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability.  These organizations work together to offer a wide range of business workshops, financial incentives for businesses and employer/employee training programs for businesses. The County’s multiple economic development and employer training programs work together to train of the County’s workforce and provide strategic business advice, incentives and programs to help existing and prospective businesses succeed in Mercer County and the State of New Jersey.
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  3. What incentives are available to keep businesses attract and retain new businesses to Mercer County?
    The Office of Economic Development will work with your business to identify a range of incentives that are available through the State of New Jersey, Mercer County and the host municipality.  Some of these incentives include new job and corporate tax credits, financing through the Mercer County Loan Fund and business relocation assistance. In addition, we can provide information about the financial incentives that are available if you locate in the Foreign Trade Zone in Mercer County or Urban Enterprise Zone in the City of Trenton. For more information on programs and incentives that the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability can offer your business, please contact our Business Advocate by phone at: (609) 989-6555 or email at: businessadvocate@mercercounty.org.
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  4. How does the quality of the workforce affect business prospects here in Mercer County?
    Mercer County is home to top higher education institutions, Fortune 500 companies, the state Capital and a workforce that ranks among the most highly educated in the nation. In addition, our One-Stop Career Center offers a wealth of training programs to educate prospective employees. Our Professional Service Group also helps connect experienced business professionals with the Mercer County workforce. Some of the job seekers that we work with have expertise in Accounting, Administration, Communications, Education, Engineering, Finance, Graphic Design, Human Resources, IT, Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing, Marketing, Pharmaceuticals, Publishing, Sales and Science.
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  5. Who do I contact to learn more about the incentives and financial programs available to my business?
    For more information on programs and incentives that the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability can offer your business, please contact our Business Advocate by phone at: (609) 989-6555 or email at BusinessAdvocate@mercercounty.org.
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