Gloucester City's Urban Enterprise Zone
The path to economic success in Gloucester City starts here, with the Gloucester City Urban Enterprise Zone (GCUEZ) program. The UEZ program was developed by the State of New Jersey to help promote redevelopment in its urban centers. The goal of the UEZ is to promote sustainable growth by helping businesses succeed in city neighborhoods. The GCUEZ offers participating businesses an advantage by providing incentives that encourage growth while stimulating the local economy. Build your business with the help of the GCUEZ program:
UEZ Program Benefits
Please contact the state of New Jersey UEZ Help Desk at 1-877-913-6837 for any questions on the program. To find more info contact go to the state DCA website at http://www.state.nj.us/dca/affiliates/uez/coordinators/
The Business must be located with in the Gloucester City UEZ Zone, check to see if your business is located with in the zone map. Gloucester City Urban Enterprise Zone Map
To enroll in the program:
Step 1: The enrollment forms are completed via a state webpage process and are located at this website: http://www.nj.gov/dca/affiliates/uez/index.shtml
Step 2: Read the Policies and Procedures, click here for more info:
Step 3: Complete the page listed on the PDF and send to the UEZA via email.
Step 4: await UEZA approval via the state of NJ DCA, process approval takes about one month.
UEZ Business Recertification Process for Business in the Program
If your business is recertifying for yearly re-enrollment follow the steps listed below. This recert should be completed yearly and once enrolled your will be notify via mail on your yearly recert date per the State UEZA/ DCA offices.
Step 1: go to the Premier Business Service website: https://www16.state.nj.us/NJ_PREMIER_EBIZ/jsp/home.jsp
then use this, instructions to help your business create a user name and password. Click below for info.
Step 2: go to UEZ Program webpage:
then use this, instructions to help you recert your business. Click below for info.
Step 3: if you have any issues, please contact the UEZA Help Desk at 877-913-6837. Your application must be completed via the internet. No paper applications will be accepted.
Step 4: if you are a business accountant or corp. officer and need tax forms or other additional UEZ forms, go to this website: http://www.nj.gov/dca/affiliates/uez/publications/
Local City Benefits
Local Economic Development Loan funds at 3.5% for 5 years for real estate acquisitions, building renovations, machinery, and equipment. Click here for a Economic Development Loan
Facade Improvement Loan program where businesses can borrow $5,000 for their facade improvement at a fixed rate of 1% payable over a 60 month/5 year period. Click here for a Facade Improvement Loan Application
Design Guidelines for Historic Properties and UEZ Zones Properties
Historic Properties - section 1 - Click Here
Maintenance - section 2 - Click Here
Roofing - section 3 - Click Here
Exterior Woodwork - section 4 - Click Here
Masonry & Stucco - section 5 - Click Here
Windows & Doors - section 6 - Click Here
Additions New Construction - section 7 - Click Here
Landscape Elements - section 8 - Click Here
Storefronts - section 9 - Click Here
Signs & Awnings - section 10 - Click Here
UEZ Guidelines - section 11 - Click Here
Community Insights - Bringing Businesses Back to Gloucester City - 2007 Report
BID Feasibility Study Documents - 2007 Report
Great links for Businesses
Writing a Business Plan - http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/index.html
NJ Business Portal - http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/
NJ Department of Community Affairs - http://www.state.nj.us/dca/
NJ Division of Taxation - http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/
NJ Division of Revenue - http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/
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