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Contact the NJ Business Action Center
New Jersey Department of State
225 West State Street
P.O. Box 820
Trenton, NJ 08625-0820

Tel: (866) 534-7789
Fax: (609) 292-5509


Staff List

The office staffs the New Jersey State Planning Commission and the New Jersey Brownfields Redevelopment Task Force. Through the State Development and Redevelopment Plan, the office works to improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of land development and infrastructure in New Jersey by expanding areas of coordination and cooperation among State and local agencies.

Formed as the Office of State Planning in 1986 to staff the State Planning Commission in developing and implementing the State Development and Redevelopment Plan, the office also pursues other activities to improve intergovernmental coordination and cooperation as defined by the State Planning Act.

Business Action Center - Office for Planning Advocacy

  • Gerard Scharfenberger, Director
  • Wendy McVicker, Executive Assistant to the Director


  • Alan Miller, Manager
  • Barry Ableman

State Agency Coordination


  • Karl Hartkopf, Manager
  • Steven Karp

Regional Coordination