The Newark Workforce Development Board is a business-led board that operates like a Board of Directors engages businesses to link the services of the local workforce system with the needs of the private sector. The NWDB also works in conjunction with the City of Newark’s Department of Economic Development "Invest Newark", and the Newark Community and Economic Development Corporation.
Founded in 2007 and reorganized in 2014, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Invest Newark), formerly known as (Newark CEDC) and Brick City Development Corporation (BCDC), is the primary economic development catalyst for the State of New Jersey’s largest city, Newark. It is organized to retain, attract and grow businesses, enhance small and minority business capacity, and spur real estate development throughout the City’s 20 diverse neighborhoods. As a business development company whose sole client is the City of Newark, Newark CEDC collaborates with the Newark Department of Economic & Housing Development to initiate and execute economic development activities to produce and sustain economic growth, generate jobs and create wealth for the citizens of Newark.
The NWDB and NCEDC partner regularly to ensure the prosperity of both businesses and jobseekers in Newark.