To support the recovery of New Jersey’s businesses and protect the overall economic interests of our state in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno have announced a series of business assistance services for those affected by the storm.  Information for all services may be easily accessed through New Jersey’s Business Action Center (BAC), by calling 1-866-534-7789 or through the state’s business portal at www. nj.gov/njbusiness/, the “one-stop” shop for business resources.

The New Jersey business recovery assistance services are designed to support businesses and workers who may be temporarily unable to perform their jobs due to the storm with services such as: access to lines of credit, grant awards, access to telephone and internet services, access to Disaster Unemployment benefits, and availability of services for disaster relief and clean-up. In addition, BAC’s Business Call Center is also the one-stop resource for more information on how to get businesses back up and running including helping businesses connect with government services that can help with post-storm recovery efforts. These services include the Small Business Development Center, which can provide assistance with insurance claims as well as loans and business plan revisions.

To find out more about New Jersey’s business recovery assistance program in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, please follow this link: http://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/552011/approved/20110828c.html.