The Lakewood Development Corporation, the administrative arm of the Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ), is offering the public a free small business seminar “Government 101: How to Get Your Foot in the Door – Doing Business with the Government” Friday, October 16, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Conference Room C, the Lakewood Municipal Building, 231 Third Street, Lakewood. The workshop, given by the NJIT Defense Procurement Center, will explain the process of doing business with the federal government. NJIT Defense Procurement Center has generated more than $30 million a year in new contracts for small businesses in New Jersey. All businesses are welcome whether or not they are participating in a UEZ program. A question and answer period will follow.
To register or find out about UEZ programs and seminars, call Mary Kay at 732-364-2500 ext. 5256, or [email protected].
About the UEZ: The Urban Enterprise Zone program was designed to foster economic growth to revitalize and stimulate designated urban communities. The program encourages businesses to create private-sector jobs though public and private investment.
More than 8,000 businesses throughout the state and more than 360 businesses in Lakewood benefit from tax and financial incentives. Personnel from the Lakewood UEZ are available to discuss program eligibility and answer questions. APP