2021 Programming


The HCEDC, in our service to the community, is proud to provide resources to help guide residents and businesses through the assessment and planning process to sustain your business as we navigate through the uncertainty of COVID-19. We will update this information as additional resources become available. For more information or if you need additional guidance please contact Michelle Richardson, Executive Director at (201) 369-4370, ext. 3, or via email, info@hudsonedc.org.

Stay in the know about upcoming education and information sessions focusing on comprehensive financial access, professional training, and affordable housing. Follow this link to receive HCEDC Updates via E-mail!

U.S. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The U.S. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to support businesses to keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP Loan Forgiveness.

In order to reach the smallest businesses, SBA is offering PPP loans to businesses with 20 or less employees and sole proprietors ONLY from Wednesday, February 24, through Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

Visit the SBA Paycheck Protection Program Website for More Information


Hudson County Paycheck Protection Program Resources

The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
Contact: Phil Woolfolk- pwoolfolk@aaccnj.com

Rising Tide Capital
Contact: Fred Dominguez- Fred@risingtidecapital.org 
Credit to Capital Program Specialist & Business Coach

America’s SBDC at New Jersey City University
To make an appointment, visit: https://tinyurl.com/RegisterForCounseling 

Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
Contact: Daniela Velez- DVelez@shccnj.org

New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program Webinar

The HCEDC was proud to join the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority for a webinar on NJRA’s Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program. This commercial rent relief program provides grants up to $10,000 for COVID-impacted small businesses and nonprofits located in 66 designated municipalites, including the Hudson County municipalities of: Bayonne, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and West New York

COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety & Benefits: What Employers Need to Know

This webinar provides businesses of all sizes, from the family-owned business to the corporate campuses, critical information they need for successful recovery in the COVID-19 environment. The NJ Business Action Center, a state business advocacy agency, within the NJ Department of State details the services and benefits available to employers from government. The NJ Department of Labor outlines the health & safety standards required in a COVID 19 environment, plus providing critical information on the complex series of benefit programs available to workers and administered by employers.

View the Presentation from this Webinar: NJBAC NJDOL Webinar Presentation

Hudson County Community College Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development Business Webinar: Encore Presentation! Learn about Information Security and Best Practices in Risk Management

The global spread of COVID-19 and the impact on data privacy, protection and security has raised one crucial question: Does your business have an information security plan? No matter how big or small your company is, safeguarding your information assets is critical to your bottom line. These challenges drive companies and organizations to ensure their digital experience platforms are secure and forward-looking. Learn ways that you can take action now to preserve, detect and respond to data security vulnerabilities.