Commercial And Economic Development
Although several home based businesses and service agencies sprinkle the village, the main activity is in the Shopping Center where more than a dozen stores, municipal and other offices serve the community. Many community-based organizations are also located in the Center.
The Shopping Center was a joint effort between public and private resources. But Kiryas Joel will require a greater investment in economic development, including manufacturing (some small scale manufacturing already takes place in the Village), to create desperately needed jobs and to stimulate the local economy.
As a first step, the State has designated areas of Kiryas Joel as an
Empire Zone, which provides tax incentives for job developing businesses,
such as the newly built poultry processing facility and the proposed
Kiryas Joel Business Center.