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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Innovation and Growth Resource List

  The following list of resources was shared by the panelists and speaker with the audience last week at our Innovation and Growth discussion on taking your business to the next level discussion at Indiegrove.   Feel...Read More

Self Employment vs. Small Business Owner

Earl’s P&B Brief: Josh is Stuck in Self Employment There is a huge difference between being self-employed and being a business owner. A self-employed person, for the most part, does every task (all the responsibilities) i...Read More

Happy New Year & January 2015 News/Events

Happy New Year from your friends at GNEC! 2014 was a year of change, growth, and impact. GNEC saw changes in leadership, staffing, and moved our offices to our new home at 60 Park Place 18th Floor Newark, NJ. Like the small bu...Read More