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New Jersey Business Action Center

Economic Development in New Jersey requires a new course in order to create the optimum conditions for business growth and job creation in the State. Governor Christie recognized the need for change and consolidated all State economic development activities under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, creating the New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) in the Department of State.

The New Jersey Business Action Center plays a key role in helping grow, retain and attract business to the State. The center serves as a “one-stop” shop for business. The team at the Center works to encourage entrepreneurship by supporting New Jersey’s businesses of all sizes, supporting global competitiveness of New Jersey companies, as well as to promote the State’s attractiveness as a vacation destination and business investment location nationally and internationally.

Financial and Incentive Programs

New Jersey’s Business Action Center Team will walk you through all of the state’s incentive and financing programs available to your business. We can identify the specific programs your business may be eligible for, and help locate the sources that best meet your unique needs. In addition, the New Jersey Business Action Center Team is invaluable when it comes time to begin the application process, providing helpful assistance in completing the necessary paperwork. You can count on us to answer any questions and provide guidance every step of the way.

Permitting and Regulatory Assistance

New Jersey’s Business Action Center provides professional, coordinated services to help new and existing businesses navigate New Jersey’s regulatory processes. By actively working with various state agencies and departments, such as the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the team studies all of the issues involved, quickly accesses the challenges, formulates solutions and strives to resolve any difficulties to the satisfaction of all involved parties.

Site Selection Services

New Jersey’s Business Action Center offers a full range of site selection solutions. These include development services, such as assembling land and restructuring financing. Additionally, we can provide considerable assistance in facilitating the permitting process.

Programs and Resources for International Trade

New Jersey welcomes and encourages internationally-minded firms to do business in our state! New Jersey’s Business Action Center provides assistance to businesses looking to do business globally through trade consulting services and inward foreign direct investment services including:

  • Identify buyers and international markets
  • Find partners for joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Trade Assistance
  • Trade Advocacy

Whatever your global ambitions, New Jersey’s Business Action Center will provide the expertise and programs to help your plans succeed – in the state and around the world.

Smart Planning

In order to ensure a holistic approach to economic development, BAC’s new Office for Planning Advocacy (OPA) serves as the focal point for coordinating and advancing New Jersey’s planning strategies. Formerly the Office of Smart Growth, the OPA serves to stimulate new growth opportunities and enhances the one-stop shopping experience for business.

Home to the New Jersey Business Call Center 1- 866-534-7789

If you’re starting a business, expanding or planning a move, the business call center provides the answers to all business-related questions for doing business in New Jersey. Call Center agents are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 to answer questions and provide assistance to businesses of all types and sizes.

Essential Resource

New Jersey's Business Action Center is an essential resource for any business seeking to do business in New Jersey. Simply put, the team can save your business valuable time and money by working as an extension of your team for site selection services, financial solutions or to resolve even the most complicated technical and compliance issues. 
For more information call 866-534-7789.