Lt Governor Elect Sheila Oliver official headshot in Trenton, N.J. on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)

Lt. Gov. Oliver has big portfolio

The former speaker of the New Jersey Assembly, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver also leads the Department of Community Affairs. where she has led efforts to strengthen and expand initiatives for fair and affordable housing, community revitalization, homelessness prevention, and local government services that support New Jersey’s 565 municipalities.

Under her leadership, the Department has also expanded and leveraged a wide range of initiatives aimed at assisting distressed municipalities, including the federal Opportunity Zones tax incentive, the Main Street New Jersey program, the Neighborhood Preservation Program, and the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit program, which have received increased funding.

New Jersey in Pandemic to Prosperity: State of Black Business, 18th edition

The Black Business Affinity Index score is 51

Federal contracts

146 federal contracts in FY20

Fast facts

Black labor market

1,074,000 Black workers, 64% participation and 9.6 percent unemployment

State Small Business Credit Initiative

New Jersey Economic Develoment Authority

Manufacturing Extension

John W. Kennedy

[email protected]

USDA Rural Development

Jane Asselta, State Director 521 Fellowship Road, Suite 130 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Voice: (856) 787-7700

Key races
Business history