In response to a dearth of business investment and job opportunities in the West Side Neighborhood, Interfaith Neighbors launched the Interfaith Neighbors Business Development Center (BDC) in 2011. The BDC offers a full spectrum of business support services and access to low-cost office space in its new business incubator facility.
The BDC is designed to help entrepreneurs grow their current businesses or start new ones. In its first year, the BDC mentored a total of twelve Asbury Park area businesses. Each of these enterprises has experienced measurable success, whether through obtaining space to operate their business, obtaining funding, creating jobs, or more effective marketing. Their combined successes will spur the local economy and encourage others to take advantage of the BDC’s business support.