Starting a Business


Bergen County has top-notch organizations and key experts to help you successfully start and grow your business here.

Bergen County Division of Economic Development

With access to an objective, confidential database of choice real estate properties, we can help you find sites tailored to your company's requirements in a most efficient way. We can also connect you to grants and loans being offered, hiring incentives that are available, and critical information needed to make business decisions including office and industrial statistics in Bergen County, labor availability, cost of living, spending habits and more. Call us today at (201) 336-7336 for more information.

Bergen County Workforce Development Board

The Bergen County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is dedicated to supporting economic development by effectively and efficiently connecting Bergen County Residents to jobs and ensuring that employers throughout the area have the skilled workers they need to grow compete and prosper. For more information please call Tammy Molinelli at 201-343-8830.

Business Resource Center

The One-Stop Career Center is a vital source to area businesses. In partnership with the Bergen County Workforce Development Board, the Business Resource Center outreaches to local businesses to assist with their Human Resource needs. Leading employers throughout the county, such as Verizon, UPS, Whole Foods, Fairway Market, and Crestron Electronics, utilize the Business Resource Center to recruit and screen prospective employees. The Business Resource Center also helps companies find information about new business development, loan programs and labor laws. The Bergen One-Stop Career Center is located at 60 State Street on the second floor, in Hackensack. They can be reached at 201-329-9600.

NJ Small Business Development Centers

The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) network helps small businesses expand operations, manage growth, or launch new ventures. With offices in every county of the state, NJSBDC consultants help small business owners finance, market, and manage their ventures. Please call Vince Vicari at 201-684-7135 or visit:

NJ Small Business Development Center serving Bergen County
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, ASB324
Mahwah, NJ 07430


SCORE is a national non-profit association, comprised of both retired and active executives and business owners. They are dedicated to providing free business assistance to anyone who is operating a small business or thinking of starting one. For more information, please call 201-599-6090.

Contact Us

Joanne Cimiluca

Director of Economic Development

 Division of Economic Development

One Bergen County Plaza • 3rd Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7336

Department of Administration and Finance

One Bergen County Plaza • 5th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7335 • Fax: 201-336-7304