Community Organizations

About Us

UCEDC incorporated in 1977 as a private, non-profit (501c(3)) corporation. Our mission is to promote community economic development by serving LMI entrepreneurs and businesses located in LMI census tracts throughout New Jersey and parts of New York and Pennsylvania. We help entrepreneurs better understand their business needs, expand into new markets, and finance those activities by providing a unique mix of business support programs and services. We provide our clients with business classroom training (100+ workshops per year) and mentoring (3,000+ hours per year), loans from $500 to $5.5 million (over $72.8 million in loans made since inception), loan packaging, and we offer related business development services such as government contract procurement assistance ($2.3 billion in contracts secured since inception).