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Department of State

New Jersey Business Action Center

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
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Office of Business Advocacy

The New Jersey Business Action Center’s (NJBAC) Business Advocates are the outreach team to businesses in every town in the State and is dedicated to revitalizing and expanding New Jersey’s business community. Beyond its numerous contacts on the state level, the Business Advocates have excellent working relationships with county and local government entities throughout New Jersey.

Business Advocacy

Stephen Milgrom, Manager (Stephen.Milgrom@sos.nj.gov)
609-306-7518 cell
Irene Crespo (Irene.Crespo@sos.nj.gov)
609-306-1800 cell
Myles Pressey (Myles.Pressey@sos.nj.gov)
609-954-5366 cell

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  • Our Advocates assist companies of all sizes save time and money by getting answers from government agencies, directing businesses to appropriate officials and contacts, and facilitating meetings and follow-ups from regulatory agencies.
  • By actively working with various state agencies and departments, such as the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the team studies all of the issues involved, quickly accesses the challenges and formulates solutions.
  • The Advocates also work in partnership with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to identify a wide range of incentives and other types of financing to eligible businesses.
  • In addition to providing expert guidance on NJEDA programs, the NJBAC serves as a conduit to a host of other potentially valuable forms of assistance to support job retention/creation projects in the Garden State.
  • Advocates assist clients with real estate site searches as necessary and provide expert guidance on grant and loan programs, workforce recruitment and training grants, energy efficiency incentives, tax credits, and municipal incentives and tax abatements.

Available Assistance & Support:

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) grows the state’s economy and increases equitable access to opportunity by supporting high-quality job creation, catalyzing investment, and fostering vibrant, inclusive community development. NJEDA works in partnership with a diverse range of stakeholders to implement programs and initiatives that improve quality of life, enhance economic vitality, and strengthen New Jersey’s long-term economic competitiveness.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Government Licensing and Certification

Grow your Business through Export

Linking Businesses with NJ Colleges and Research Universities

Facilitating Access to Grants for Workforce Training and Hiring, Recruitment Services, and Industry Talent Networks

Facilitating Access to Energy Efficiency Incentives

Access to Workforce Mobility Programs

Identification of non-EDA Administered Incentives, Tax Credits, and/or Local Incentives

Department Of Community Affairs

The NJBAC works in confidence and free of charge to support thousands of businesses of all sizes each year in the Garden State.

For more information call our Business Helpline 1-800-Jersey-7 or (1-800-537-7397)


Small Business

Our small business advocates are here for you. If you’re ready to launch or grow your venture in New Jersey, you’ve come to the right place.

Mid-Large Business

Looking to grow your mid-to-large scale business in New Jersey? Our advocates can connect you with the right state departments and agencies, whether you’re looking to start relocation or expansion projects, connect with research facilities, or access site selection resources.

Nonprofit Information

This is the one-stop-shop for nonprofits in New Jersey seeking various funding sources, assistance with charity registration, background checks or regulatory matters.

Export Information

The Office of Export Promotion works with New Jersey’s small and mid-sized companies interested in expanding their products and services through export.

Connect With Us

Call Our Business Helpline
1-800-Jersey-7 (1-800-537-7397)


Business.NJ.gov can take your business step-by-step through critical government processes. Want to talk through your specific business needs with a live representative? Visit Business.nj.gov to access the live chat feature and connect with NJBAC experts in real time.


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