Economic Development Organizations Serving Atlantic County
Atlantic County Economic Alliance
The Atlantic County Economic Alliance was founded in 2016 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, public-private corporation tasked with helping to implement the Atlantic County Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan and overseeing countywide economic development. An interim board was established to conduct a national search for an executive director, establish by-laws and investment opportunities. The board has obtained office space for the corporation in the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.
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Atlantic County Workforce Development Board
The Atlantic County Workforce Development Board has established partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to provide a seamless system of employment, training and social services to residents and employers in Atlantic County.
For more information: www.atlanticcountywdb.com
Atlantic County Business Resource Center (BRC)
Located in The Atlantic County One-Stop Career Center, Pleasantville Office, the BRC addresses workforce development requirements associated with recruitment and training for employers in both Atlantic County.
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Atlantic County Improvement Authority (ACIA)
Serves as Atlantic County's multi-purpose financing, development and project management agency whose primary purpose is to plan, finance and construct public improvements such as schools, municipal buildings, transportation facilities, housing developments, infrastructure redevelopment, roadway construction and beautification, and convention facilities.
For more information: www.atlanticcountyimprovementauthority.org
Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA)
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority provides capital investment funds for economic development and community projects that respond to the changing economic and social needs of Atlantic City and the State of New Jersey. It encourages business development and permanent job creation, promotes opportunities for business expansion, and commits to facilitating a vibrant economic investment and employment environment for New Jersey.
For more information: www.njcrda.com
Choose New Jersey, Inc.
Choose New Jersey encourages and nurtures economic growth throughout New Jersey, with a focus on urban centers. They offer companies interested in locating or expanding in New Jersey a full range of complimentary services to ensure a smooth process from planning through move-in.
For more information: www.choosenj.com
Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT)
LIGHT is located at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and provides a forum for public policy discussions regarding the gaming, hospitality and tourism industries in New Jersey. The Institute also supports the decision making process of policy makers and leaders through research, conferences, and report writing focused on the region’s three largest industries.
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Meet AC, Inc. is the sales and marketing force that supports the Atlantic City Convention Center. Providing 486,600 contiguous square feet of exhibit space, as well as 45 meeting rooms featuring an extra 109,100 square feet, ample pre-function space, and all the amenities you would expect, the Atlantic City Convention Center is your northeast business address.
For more information: www.meetac.com
New Jersey Business Action Center
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.
For more information: www.nj.gov/njbusiness
Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Talent Network at Stockton University
The Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Talent Network gathers industry intelligence to ensure New Jersey's public workforce resources are allocated to meet business needs, resulting in a qualified talent pipeline for this industry. The Coastal Targeted Industry Partnership, comprised of Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties identifies talent gaps and industry skills and competency needs, evaluates hiring trends, realigns and develops curriculum and establishes career pathways and industry valued credentials as defined by the business community. This information is passed onto key stakeholders at the state and local level to target workforce development initiatives that aid in economic development. The Coastal Targeted Industry Partnership is comprised of business, educators, and workforce and economic development professionals.
For more information, www.rhttn.org
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Offers assistance starting a business, growing a business or just doing business. The Atlantic SBDC is located at the Carnegie Library Center. The SBDC is part of a networked national partnership between state and federal government, the private sector, and higher education. The program is provides business assistance services to establish new enterprises and promising start-ups, with the objective of increased economic activity.
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South Jersey Economic Development District (SJEDD)
Promotes orderly and efficient economic development throughout its member counties, which include Atlantic, Cape, Cumberland and Salem counties. It also works to support the public general welfare and planning, as well as complement and coordinate state and county plans. The SJEDD supports county initiatives that improve and strengthen regional economic growth and development.
For more information: www.sjedd.com
Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations
Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce
For more than 100 years the Greater Atlantic City Chamber has been working to create a favorable economic climate with meaningful services for the business community and fostered growth in the region's economy by creating a better business climate and a higher quality of life.
For more information: www.acchamber.com
Atlantic City Metropolitan Business and Citizens Association (MBCA)
MBCA works for the betterment of our neighborhoods and strives to be a constructive force to the society by working with and supporting other nonprofit groups, supporting civic events and awarding scholarships to local individuals.
For more information: www.mbcanj.com
Absecon Business & Commercial Development, Inc. (ABCD)
A private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. Their mission is to be the voice of the business community working to promote, build, and support the effective climate for economic development.
For more information: www.shoplocalabsecon.com
The Chamber of Commerce of Brigantine Beach
The Chamber of Commerce Brigantine Beach serves the community and business members of Brigantine, NJ a barrier island community located just north of Atlantic City.
For more information: www.brigantinechamber.com
Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey
The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey represents the seven counties of Southern New Jersey, Greater Philadelphia and Northern Delaware.
For more information: www.chambersnj.com
Greater Egg Harbor City Chamber
We are a group of business owners and professionals committed to supporting local business, providing great options for local residents and advocating for the interests of the communities we serve locally and at the state level.
For more information: www.greatereggchamber.com
Galloway Township Business Association
A non-profit organization of of local businesses and professionals dedicated to promoting the interests of the business community of Galloway Township through programs that provide business-to-business networking opportunities, governmental advocacy, professional development forums and targeted consumer promotional efforts in the true spirit of unity and diversity.
For more information: www.gallowaybusiness.com
Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce supports positive business atmosphere and a community committed to intelligent growth.
For more information: www.hammontonnj.us
Margate Business Association
The Margate Business Association exists to promote the economic and physical revitalization and welfare of the businesses and Bay District of Margate, including the advancement of the Margate Community through local scholarship, events to promote family activities and providing assistance to local governments and organizations situated in the City of Margate, the County of Atlantic, and the State of New Jersey.
For more information: www.margatehasmore.com
Mays Landing Merchants Association
The Mays Landing Merchants Association is helping to make the local business community better. The association is dedicated to the support of its members and to promote business growth within the Township of Hamilton and the Greater Historic Mays Landing Area.
For more information: www.mayslandingmerchants.com
New Jersey Business & Industry Association
The New Jersey Business & Industry Association provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies in order to build a more prosperous New Jersey. The Association’s members represent every industry in the State, including contractors, manufacturers, retail and wholesale businesses, and service providers of every kind.
For more information: www.njbia.org
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization based in Trenton that works for and is funded solely by its members ranging from solo proprietors to Fortune 500 companies.
For more information: www.njchamber.com
Somers Point Business Association
The Somers Point Business Association (SPBA) is an organization that promotes, protects, and supports the development of a strong business environment in Somers Point and the surrounding communities.
For more information: www.somerspointba.org
Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The promote the business and economic development at the local, state, regional and national levels. Opportunities to develop contacts with key business leaders and public officials. Registration discounts for Quarterly Networking
For more information: www.shccnj.org