Interfaith Neighbors launched the Business Development Center [BDC] in response to a dearth of business investment and job opportunities in Asbury Park’s west side neighborhood.
The BDC offers a full spectrum of support services, as well as 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.