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Local Resources

Whether you are a business or property owner, resident, an area employee or a local student, this section of our website contains links to resources in the West Ward and Newark community that you might find helpful. It is the pleasure of PWI to help solve problems by playing our role as an advocate in a public-private partnership with area businesses, community organizations and local government.


Please feel free to let us know if you are dealing with a neighborhood safety or quality-of-life issue that is affecting your business. If we can’t help, we will assist you in identifying the correct City agency to contact. We welcome your input. Please contact us at

City of Newark Government


City of Newark office of the Mayor


West Ward Councilman’s Office


Senator Ronald L. Rice (D)


Department of Administration/Business Administrator (BA)


Department of Economic & Housing Development


Department of Engineering


Department of Public Safety

Police Department Headquarters: 973-733-6007

Fire Department Headquarters: 973-733-7466

Department of Public Works

City of Newark Government
Business Services


Interested in opening up a business on one of our corridors in the West Ward? PWI can help provide you with information about our neighborhood and answer questions you might have about doing business here. Contact us at 973-900-3145 or via email at

Invest Newark (formerly Newark Community Economic Development Corporation or NCEDC) is the primary economic development catalyst for the State of New Jersey's largest city, Newark. It is organized to retain, attract and grow businesses, enhance small and minority business capacity, and spur real estate development throughout the City's 20 diverse neighborhoods.  Call 973-273-1040 or visit


Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL) – Through our partnership with Wells Fargo, our members have access to education and resources on how to create effective business plans, co-working spaces, and business events and programs like the Workshop In Business Opportunities (WIBO), a 16-week workshop. Call 973-353-0611 or visit


New Jersey Small Business Development Corporation at Rutgers-Newark (NJSBDC) - NJSBDC will assist potential and current business owners in developing a business plan and train on how to run a business. Contact them at


Rising Tide Capital assist individuals in building strong businesses, which transform lives, strengthen families and build sustainable communities. Contact them at


Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation (GNEC) is a non-profit organization and community development financing institution that connects entrepreneurs to business and capital resources.  Contact them at


The Profeta Urban Investment Foundation is a non-profit organization created to help launch or expand minority businesses in Newark by providing encouragement, expertise and interest-free funds to entrepreneurial minority-owned businesses desiring to start or expand in Newark. Contact them at


The Intersect Fund is a non-profit microlender and certified CDFI that equips the least fortunate with the skills and capital to develop successful businesses, generate income and build assets. They provide business training, coaching, and microloans to low-income, minority and women-owned businesses throughout New Jersey.  Contact them at


To register to win a contract with Essex County and attend free seminars and training programs, contact: Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action at


To sell your products or services to Federal, State and or Local government agencies, please contact NJIT Procurement Technical Assistance Center at

Newark Alliance a membership-based organization that is dedicated to ongoing economic revitalization in Newark. Contact them at

Business Services
Business License Renewals
Business License Renewals
Community Based Organizations


The West Ward is an inclusive community. We have shopping, tasty places to eat, historical landmarks, and an international culture. It’s also a place where residents belong to block associations, share love and concern for one another, and follow neighborhood news. It’s a place where the community organizations are needed and appreciated. That’s why we’ve decided to list a few community resources for your information.


United Vailsburg Services Organization (UVSO)


Urban League of Essex County


New Community Foundation Corporation


West Ward Economic Development Corporation (West Corp)

Community Based Organizations
Recreation & Arts and Culture
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