June 2018
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EDA NJ Small Business Support By The Numbers


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  *Numbers reflect activity 1-1-2018 through 5-30-2018  


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Latest News


EDA's financing for small to mid-sized businesses and manufacturers have helped businesses across New Jersey overcome challenges, meet financing gaps, and create/retain jobs in New Jersey.

Please visit www.NJEDA.com/EDAWasHere to learn more about how EDA assisted these businesses.

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The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) approved entering into a partnership with the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) to establish and operate the Small Business Bonding Readiness Assistance Program, a training initiative that will better position small, minority- and women-owned businesses to compete for state or federal government contracts. The AACCNJ was selected following a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, which was the result of P.L. 2016, c.84.

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What started as one man's mission to wage a battle against opioid addiction has grown into a 150-employee operation built on providing a full suite of accurate and fast drug testing and monitoring solutions to addiction treatment professionals across the United States. Operating out of its Union County-based full-service drug testing laboratory, Ammon Labs is a dedicated partner in the fight against substance misuse, committed to providing addiction treatment professionals with the precise services that they need to effectively treat their clients and support sustainable recovery.





Entrepreneur Elena Cartagena could think of no more appropriate name for her fresh pasta factory and restaurant than Pasta Dal Cuore, which means "pasta from the heart" in Italian. The venture is, after all, a labor of love. Today, Pasta Dal Cuore sells a variety of ravioli, cut pastas and gnocchi, all made fresh daily, in the heart of Jersey City. Patrons can also have dinner there every night except Monday, as well as brunch on Sunday.

Pasta Dal Cuore started out as a dream and a vision. In 2010, Cartagena, the daughter of an Uruguayan mother and a Puerto Rican father who met in Jersey City, quit an advertising job at the age of 30 to study pasta making at the International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City. Her coursework at ICC provided her the opportunity to study in a tiny town outside of Parma, Italy. From there, the Sfoglina, as female pasta makers are called, worked at two well-known Italian restaurants in New York City before venturing out on her own as small business owner, choosing to bring her culinary talents back to Jersey City.

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When husband-and-wife Ron and Kristin Menapace opened their store in the heart of Princeton in 2012, their focus was on furniture. Ron had made furniture for 25 years and the couple wanted to fill what they saw as a void in the local marketplace.

Today, Homestead Princeton, which focuses on American-influenced crafts and eclectic home furnishings, is a mainstay on Palmer Square. Customers have grown accustomed to the store's wide variety of products that complement any room in the home and personalized attention from Homestead Princeton's knowledgeable staff.




Upcoming Events


Event: How to Do Business with the State of New Jersey
Location: 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event: Compliance & Accounting for Government Contractors
Location: 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event: Tips for Doing Business with the US Environmental Protection Agency
Location: 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

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