Invest Newark is committed to equitable economic growth by developing programs and helping you access the resources needed to build and grow a healthy business. By understanding you and your business, we will know your eligibility for available financing and incentive programs. Invest Newark both manages investment funds that support local businesses and provides referrals to other sources of capital. We seek to support businesses we help finance even after you acquire financing.
Invest Newark additionally supports a thriving middle class by managing through several funds or direct investments. Our funds aim to empower entrepreneurs to build effective public/private partnerships, generate entrepreneurial growth and job creation, and uplift entire communities. Please find a brief description of investment funds managed by Invest Newark here and contact us to learn more by completing the Business Assistance Request Form.
The Invest Newark Infrastructure Fund (INIF):
- A fund we co-manage with New Jersey Community Capital which provides both capital and back-office support to Newark-based Minority and Women-Owned businesses (MWBEs) participating in civil works projects. Presently, INIF is supporting MWBE subcontractors participating in Newark’s $120 million lead pipe replacement project.
Invest Newark Real Estate Fund:
- Our real estate fund provides support to small Newark-based developers and contractors for pre-development and community-based real estate projects. Presently, we are financing local MWBE sub-contractors to renovate homes that are applicable for Section 8 vouchers for mortgage assistance.
Invest Newark Small Business Fund:
- Our small business fund provides loans to Newark-based businesses that often require financing for working capital or fitting out new locations.
- Invest Newark is the lead investor in Newark Fiber. Newark Fiber is a low-cost, higher-speed internet service provider that seeks to expand across Newark and directly combats the city’s digital divide.