Community Economic Development

Contact Information

Bob Makin

Director of Community Economic Development

Urban Enterprise Zone Coordinator

Public Information Officer

Recycling/Clean Communities Coordinator

Memorial Municipal Building
61 Cooke Avenue
Carteret, New Jersey

Phone 732-541-3835
Fax 732-541-4989

Public meeting Notice: 2 p.m. Monday, April 1
re: CDBG FY25. 


The Carteret Office of Community Development manages the day-to day operations of programs that promote economic and community development, including the Urban Enterprise Program (UEZ), Community Development Block Grant, Neighborhood Preservation Program, and  Regional Contribution Agreements. In addition the office works closely with the redevelopment plans and initiative along with the Carteret Redevelopment Agency and Carteret Business Partnership.

Several Boards oversee the goals, objectives, and activities of these economic development initiatives. Working closely with the Carteret governing body, Middlesex County and the State of New Jersey, the Office of Community Development strives to maximize resources, expand program activities and promote Carteret as a destination for living, working and investment.

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Urban Enterprise Zone Information:

Getting Started

Program Procedures

Sales Tax Benefits Summary

Map of Carteret’s Urban Enterprise Zone


Call Us at (732) 541-3801 | Open Mon-Fri 8:00a - 4:00p