A Greater Newark!

GNEC's primary purpose is economic development. We carry out that mission by financing small business growth & development, job creation by way of self employment, and by providing technical assistance and/or a resourceful networking "pool" for the Northern New Jersey community.

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GNEC Micro Loan Program

GNEC provides financial assistance to start-up and existing small business owners to start or grow their business. The financial assistance is in the form of fixed term loans. It should be noted that these borrowers may not qualify under regular banking requirements.

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What's new

GNEC Updates for April 2014 and Save The Date

Join GNEC for our Small Business Panel event on 4/24/14 at Saint Peter's University and Save the date, June 20th, for our 2014 Awards and Opportunities Breakfast event! ...Read More

Spring 2014 Entrepreneur Training Programs and Updates

Upcoming UEDI/IDUE classes, workshops, and events! Urban Entrepreneurs Development Institute© ...Read More

GNEC announces changes to its Board of Trustees and executive management

PRESS RELEASE: GNEC announces changes to its Board of Trustees and executive management ...Read More