Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development is responsible for establishing Paterson as an economic engine in the Northern New Jersey region in order to enhance the quality of life for all who live, work and play in the city. 
Working with the Mayor, his administration and the City Council, the Department is responsible for developing an economic vision for a sustainable and prosperous Paterson.

ED Director Mike PowellMichael Powell
Director of Economic Development

The Urban Enterprise Zone program is part of the Department of Economic Development. The Urban Enterprise Zone Program was created in 1983 and exists to foster an economic climate that revitalizes urban communities. The program works to stimulate growth in the City by encouraging businesses to develop and create private-sector jobs through public and private investment.