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Opening Doors In Hudson County

Welcome to the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC)!

Our mission is to serve Hudson County’s diverse communities by providing comprehensive financial access, information, professional training and affordable housing. Our vision is to build a healthy local economy through collaborative partnerships for businesses, organizations and individuals.

Executive Director’s Message

Every day since our founding in 1994, and relaunch in 2016, the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation team and board of directors have worked alongside County administration and municipal partners to open doors to opportunity for our vibrant and diverse community of residents, businesses, and organizations. Our collaborative approach to addressing some of our County’s greatest challenges by leveraging our community’s strengths with innovative programming, professional training, and timely access to capital has helped our local economy remain resilient and thriving.

Through HCEDC’s powerful partnerships, our ongoing commitment to serving and supporting diverse, underserved communities throughout our 12 municipalities continues to shape Hudson County in meaningful and lasting ways.

Hudson County, one of New Jersey’s fastest-growing, most densely populated, and diverse regions, offers a wealth of assets and is proud to be an important driver of the state’s economy. Our strategic location, accessible transportation options, highly educated workforce, and culturally rich communities together provide an outstanding quality of life for residents and businesses. As Hudson County continues to evolve, HCEDC and partners anticipate the need and implement proactive strategies to support business attraction and retention.

We hope that through the pages of this website you will find valuable resources and helpful information regarding the various programs, grants, and loan services we offer through our extended network of partners. In addition, we encourage you to explore our social media channels and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates and timely news.

On behalf of our board of directors and partners thank you for taking the time to visit us. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for assistance, the HCEDC team and I look forward to serving you. As always, we remain steadfast in our commitment to supporting the vitality of our diverse community of businesses and organizations and look forward to the bright future of Hudson County for all.

Michelle Richardson
Executive Director

About Hudson County

Hudson County is an ideal place to do business. As the fastest growing county in New Jersey, Hudson County is home to our State’s most diverse and densely populated towns featuring 46 miles of commercial, industrial and public open spaces ready to be used to their fullest potential!

With a reliable network of public transportation options, roads and waterways, Hudson County is a major transportation hub in the Northeast.  Major roadways including the New Jersey Turnpike and US Routes 1 & 9 as well as vehicular water crossing including the Holland Tunnel and Lincoln Tunnel all transit through Hudson County.  Port Jersey and Cape Liberty Cruise Port both call Hudson County their home.  Located along the Hackensack, Hudson and Passaic Rivers, Hudson County is a key location for cargo and passenger shipping terminals.

As the result of Hudson County’s public transportation system, Hudson is New Jersey’s only county where more residents commute via public transportation than vehicle.  Through NJ Transit rail, bus and light rail- all providing service to commuters as well as the Port Authority’s PATH System and passenger ferry service– Hudson County provides plenty of efficient options to commuters.

Hudson County supplies New Jersey with a well-educated workforce. Several institutions of higher education call Hudson County home including: New Jersey City University and St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, with 41 and 60 undergraduate programs offered, respectively. Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken is ranked 7th in the country by U.S. News & World Report as a leading university granting STEM-based degrees. Hudson County Community College is an important workforce training provider with campuses in Jersey City and Union City, offering degrees and certificates in a variety of fields in the arts and sciences.

Hudson County’s open spaces offer a variety of passive and active recreation opportunities, many with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy outdoor entertainment in parks like James J. Braddock Park in North Bergen and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, or Skyway Golf Course at Lincoln Park West in Jersey City- offering a fun and challenging 9-hole course in the shadows of the Pulaski Skyway with panoramic vistas of the Manhattan skyline.

Hudson County is home to a vibrant dining scene which is sure to please any palate. Showcasing the rich diversity of the County, neighborhood eateries offer endless culinary adventures and ethnic delights while waterfront dining venues offer breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.  Whether dining for business or pleasure, Hudson County restaurants will serve you well!

The Hudson County Economic Development Corporation is proud to partner with the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development. Through this partnership, we elevate and highlight Hudson County’s vibrant arts community and opportunities for immersion in our rich culture and history. See it all from Visit Hudson NJ!

Hudson County is a great place to live, work, play and grow your business. Come and see for yourself. Let the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation open a door for you in Hudson County!

HCEDC’s Opening Doors 2021 Report

May 2021

The HCEDC Presents The 15 Minute City: A Three Part Webinar Series: Planning The Post-Pandemic American Future

The HCEDC, along with the County of Hudson and McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC proudly presents “15 Minute City: Planning the Post-Pandemic American Future,” a three-part series of webinars exploring the need to create walkable, pedestrian-friendly cities as a part of proactive economic development attraction and retention strategies to build resilient local economies.

View this Complete 3-Part Series at: The HCEDC Presents The 15 Minute City


January 2021

Hudson County Highlighted in Choose New Jersey’s 2021 New Jersey Site Selection Guide

Check out the feature on the County of Hudson and the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC)  in Choose New Jersey’s 2021 New Jersey State of Innovation!


November 2020

Hudson County Featured in Meadowlands Chamber: Economic Development & Relocation Guide

The Hudson County Economic Development Corporation is proud to be featured in the Hudson County Section of the Meadowlands Chamber Economic Development & Relocation Guide!

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