The City of Elizabeth is the economic engine for the state of New Jersey, leading the way as a hub for transportation, shipping, industrial and retail opportunities. Businesses interested in coming to the city will find a solid network of public and private partners in place, ready to assist with any needs. One such partner is the Elizabeth Development Company, designed to serve as a one-stop shopping center for businesses.

A catalyst for the City's success has been the City's award-winning Urban Enterprise Zone Program which offers the discounted  3.3125% sales tax. With more than 1 billion dollars in private investments, revitalized neighborhoods, and renovated business districts, Elizabeth has become the most prosperous major city in New Jersey.