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UEZ (Urban Enterprise Zone)


What Is The UEZ?

The UEZ Program encourages the economic renaissance of selected urban communities, Plainfield being one of them. It is an invitation to inspire the evolution and development of businesses to grow and create private sector jobs through public and private investment.

The UEZ Program offers participating businesses incentives and benefits for growth and a more appealing presence.

Why Should a Plainfield Business Join The UEZ?

Your business will be eligible for many UEZ benefits, such as:

Reduced Sales Tax – UEZ-certified businesses may charge their customers a lower Sales Tax Rate (currently 3.3125% effective 1/1/2018).

Tax-free purchases on certain items such as capital equipment, facility expansions, and upgrades.

Financial Assistance from agencies such as NJEDA.

Subsidized Unemployment Insurance costs for employees who earn less than $4,500 per quarter.

Energy Sales Tax Exemption for qualified manufacturing firms with at least 250 employees, 50% working in manufacturing.Tax Credit Options (owners may elect one of the following)

  • Up to $1,500 for new permanent full-time employees hired
  • Up to 8% Corporate Business Tax credit on qualified investments.

Sign & Façade Grant Program  - UEZ-certified businesses may be eligible for a reimbursement grant of up to $25,000.00 or 75% of costs incurred (whichever amount is lesser) when making purchases to beautify the front of the UEZ business.  Please refer to the Sign & Façade Grant Program Guide (hyperlink to Sign & Façade Grant Program subpage