Connecting People for Business
The Economic Development Association of New
Jersey was formed in 1953 to promote a sound
economy in the State of New Jersey, and to provide an
exchange of professional and technical information with
respect to economic development.
During the five plus decades of EDANJ's existence, the
level of sophistication in the fields of finance, real
estate, international trade and environmental matters
has changed dramatically. Today's professionals must
continually seek educational and technical training in
order to remain competitive. Therefore, EDANJ's meetings
include short seminars on a broad array of subjects from
transportation to green building.
Our organization has also established liaisons with
numerous governmental departments on state and local
levels, and with associated business associations. These
connections keep our members informed of the initiatives
generated by them and help our association respond to
matters that affect economic growth in our State.
Educational scholarships are available to members who
wish to obtain additional credentials in Economic
Development through our affiliation with the
Northeastern Economic Developers Association. NEDA is
currently offering the opportunity to receive the EDP
(Economic Development Professional) certification. This
designation recognizes significant professional
education and/or experience in the field of economic
development or closely related disciplines.
As we face today's great challenge of a global economy
amid environmental regulations and "not in my backyard"
opposition, EDANJ seeks to improve the economic
conditions of our State through education, information,
Our members represent developers; state, county and
municipal government; railroads; utilities; commercial
brokerage firms; financial institutions; and other
economic development professionals.
We hope you will join
us and become an active
member of EDANJ.