Monthly Archives: November 2012




In an effort to assist businesses recovering from the devastation of Sandy;  Hudson County EDC is offering Sandy Loans. These are Micro Loans from 10 to 25 thousand dollars, with a 2% rate and a 3 year term. These loans are offered throughout  Hudson County with the exception of Jersey City. Jersey City EDC is offering loans to businesses within  Jersey City. They can be reached at 201 333-7797.

Please download the application by clicking on the link below. Completed applications with necessary documentation can be submitted on line to If you have questions please call us at 201 369-4370.  We are working to rebuild Hudson County.

 Click here to download the application.

Message From Thomas A. DeGise


Hudson County is booming — thanks to its strategic location, outstanding infrastructure and terrific business climate, second to none in the New York-Northern New Jersey market.

Connected to Manhattan by the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, PATH trains and commuter water ferry services, Our county boasts a gleaming waterfront replete with office towers bearing the names of investment and banking giants like J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch & Co. We are home to a host of information-age firms formerly based in New York who found the a Hudson County address helped make them more competitive.

Hudson remains a transportation hub, boasting a modern light rail system that runs north-south throughout the County, and serviced by several major transportation arteries, including the New Jersey Turnpike, I-280, and U.S. Route 1 & 9. We are within short travel distance of Newark Liberty, Kennedy and LaGuardia International Airports. And we also continue to build on our proud history in the shipping industry with improved deep-water ports that will soon be ready to handle the super-freighter traffic of the 21rst Century.

I am enormously proud of the work of our County Economic Development Corporation. It plays a key role in encouraging business development here in Hudson County, lending over 3 million dollars in low cost financing to small businesses, administering the County’s award winning Brownfields programs and serving the business community with site location and relocation services.

I hope this website, and our outstanding HEDC staff will help convince you that Hudson County is the address for business success.


Thomas A. DeGise
Hudson County Executive

October ELC Meeting

The Hudson County ELC Committee Luncheon had as the guest speaker Assemblyman Albert Coutinho. Assembleyman Coutinho is the Chairman of the Commerce and Economic Development Committees.


From Left to Right:
David Hollenbeck – PSE&G, Kevin O’Connor – United Water, Maria Nieves – Hudson County Chamber, Assemblyman Alberto Coutinho, Mark Bocchieri – Verizon, Bette Spinelli – Hudson County EDC, Frank Robuinson – Nj BIA, Caren Freyer-DeSousa – PSE&G