Housing, Economic Development & Commerce (HEDC)

HEDC is responsible for planning and overseeing the orderly growth and development of Jersey City’s residential, commercial, non-profit, and industrial sectors through the coordination of agencies, comprehensive planning, regulation of land use, disbursement of state and federal grant funds, permitting, and code enforcement.  

HEDC is also responsible for contributing to the public welfare and quality of life by supporting social services providers, staffing boards, enforcing building codes, housing codes, rent and tenant laws, and issuing licenses to businesses.

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Business Connect - Division of Economic Development HEDC

Please view our downloadable Business Connect Book for more information on starting a business.

Business Connect Contacts:
Jaime Santana Paez (201) 547-4714
Jose Arango (201) 547-6567


Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-5070
  • fax(201) 547-6556
  • City Hall Annex
    1 Jackson Square
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Marcos Vigil, Director


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