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What is the Urban Enterprise Zone?

The Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) is a program created by the State of New Jersey as a tool to create economic development and employment in distressed cities.  The Paterson UEZ is one of 37 zones in New Jersey.  Paterson became a designated Urban Enterprise Zone city in September 1994.
Qualified retail businesses are able to charge half of the State's sales tax on certain purchases.  All member businesses are able to purchase certain operating supplies to run their business tax exempt.  Manufacturers may qualify for sales tax exemptions on their energy and utility services when they meet specified employment (and other) criteria.
There is no fee to register your business with the Urban Enterprise Zone.  Please contact our office at 973-321-1220 and we can verify that your business is located within the boundaries of the Urban Enterprise Zone.  You can register online or with our UEZ Staff to become a member of the UEZ.  Please visit the State of New Jersey website at, register and proceed to Business Premier Services;  or you can visit the UEZ Office Staff, who will be happy to complete the application on your behalf.

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