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Atlantic County Economic Alliance
Atlantic County’s One Stop Shop for Business Expansion and Relocation Services

Michael Tobin, CEO Continent 8 Technologies

“If it was not for the commitment and thought leadership provided by the Atlantic County Economic Alliance, we would never have explored the use of the Atlantic City Convention Center as the location for our first U.S. world-class data center.”

Michael Tobin, CEO
Continent 8 Technologies

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“With the insight, guidance and well-connected network of the Atlantic County Economic Alliance, we successfully completed our $60 million expansion and have created nearly 100 additional professional and technical jobs.”

Peter Gallagher, Vice President
TELIGENT, INC.

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Peter Gallagher, Vice President TELIGENT, INC.
Nicholas Calio, President RESDEL CORPORATION

“The ACEA is an outstanding organization that recognizes and promotes the needs of the business community. I highly recommend its services to any business that is considering relocation and/or expansion.”

Nicholas Calio, President
RESDEL CORPORATION

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Site Selection

1.

The ACEA provides prompt response and identification of available commercial, office, industrial, and developable land requests tailored to your specifications and requirements. The ACEA acts as your liaison with brokers for follow up information requests while maintaining strict confidentiality until your firm is ready to engage in actual site visits. Our staff is available to accompany you on site visits and provide insight and assistance throughout the process.

Permits and regulatory requirements

2.

The ACEA coordinates contact with municipal, county, and state agencies; including planning and zoning committees, environmental oversight boards, and permit inspection professionals. Our staff is available to assist you in working with state and federal regulatory agencies and meeting requirements.

Networking

3.

The ACEA introduces you to utility company representatives, municipal, and county officials, business leaders, education institutions, and advocacy groups. Our staff helps connect you to the right person for every stage of your development and project. Upon request, we will provide professional service referrals for recognized experts in their fields.

Data requests

4.

The ACEA provides experience in generating data and tailoring information requests taken directly from primary sources such as the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Census, and various New Jersey state and county agencies. Such information may include local wage rates by occupation, land, and building prices, and information on Atlantic County sewer, water, sewage, roads, public transportation, and household characteristics. The ACEA strives to place you in an informed position prior to a full project due diligence commitment.

Workforce assistance

5.

The ACEA directs you to workforce training professionals who will assist you in training employees to meet your specifications, often subsidized by the New Jersey Department of Labor.

Workforce Programs and Resources

Financing assistance

6.

The ACEA provides information about available financing programs and opportunities, as well as referrals to financing groups and agencies such as the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the Atlantic County Improvement Authority, economic and community development organizations, and commercial financial institutions.

Financing/Loan Programs

Promote your success

7.

The ACEA promotes your business accomplishments as part of its marketing campaigns in print and online. Your success and growth is our mission!

State Assistance

  • Grow New Jersey Assistance Program (Grow NJ)

    Grow NJ is a powerful job creation and retention incentive program designed to be competitive with surrounding states programs. A qualified business could see tax credits ranging from $500 to $5,000 per job, per year. Click Here for more details.

  • Economic Redevelopment and Growth Program (ERG)

    This program is an incentive for developers and businesses to address revenue gaps in development projects. Residential and commercial projects could see assistance of up to 20% of the total project cost. Click Here for more details.

  • Urban Enterprise Zone Program (UEZ)

    This program is currently available to businesses located in Pleasantville, Atlantic County. Businesses can benefit from reduced sales tax to 3.5%, tax-free purchases on capital equipment/ expansions and financial assistance from agencies such as the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Click Here for more details.

  • The 108 Loan and Micro Loan Program (ACIA)

    Administered by the Atlantic County Improvement Authority, these programs are open to businesses located in municipalities that participate in the Community Development Block Grant as well as Atlantic City. The Micro Loan Program offers loans between $1,000 and $35,000 to start-up businesses that meet the HUD criteria of low to moderate income. The 108 Loan Program can provide for-profit businesses with loans up to 40 percent of the project cost. Click Here for more details.

  • NJEDA Site Evaluator tool

    Evaluate potential business locations in NJ and get information associated with the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013.

  • On-the-Job Training (OJT) Wage Reimbursement Program
    • Program A: Employers are eligible for up to a $4,000 wage reimbursement for a specific occupational title over a period of time.
    • Program B: Employers are eligible to collect up to 100% of the commensurate wage for a specific occupational title over a period of time. The wage must pay $7.25 per hour and be full-time. The employer must hire and train participants enrolled in a subsidized employment program.
    • Program C: Employers are eligible for 50% of the commensurate wage for four to 26 weeks. The wage must pay $8.50 per hour and be full-time. The employer must hire a participant receiving General Assistance (GA) or Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).
    • Program D: Employers are eligible for up to 100% of the commensurate wage for the first 13 weeks and 50% for the remaining 13 weeks. The wage must pay $8.50 per hour and be full-time. The employer must hire a participant receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) Regulations and Guidelines

    Project funding for Atlantic City based development. Funds can be used for construction, rehabilitation, acquisition and professional fees. The CRDA can provide both construction and permanent financing.

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