The Center of it All | Winter 2019 |
Have You Met Newark Tours is a tourism company run by Emily Manz, owner of consulting firm EMI Strategy. For the past six years they have run a variety of tours – neighborhood walking tours, food tours, corporate orientation tours, and bus tours, and of course, the Annual Holiday Shop Hop .   MORE>
Jersey City, the second largest municipality in the State, is lucky enough to have six SIDs! Jersey City is a collection of multiple neighborhoods with its respective ‘main street’. Each SID board and management team provides various activities to support the businesses and surrounding neighborhoods, respective of the culture and community MORE> (formerly known as the Transit-Friendly Development Newsletter) is New Jersey’s online resource for up-to-date information on the creation of vibrant communities around transit stations and stops. More>
Downtown New Jersey acts as an advocate for downtown commercial districts in New Jersey, tracking judicial and legislative issues that can affect the success of the state’s downtowns and then informing and educating members on these issues. Since our last Policy Watch, there has been movement on a few bills impacting downtowns. MORE>
The Earned Sick and Safe Days Act, signed by Governor Murphy on May 2, 2018, takes effect on October 29, 2018. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently released the mandatory notice that must be posted and distributed to all New Jersey employees under the Act. MORE>
In furtherance of our efforts to support and enhance the economic vitality of NJ’s downtowns, DNJ expressed its support the Historic Property Reinvestment Act. Thirty-five states have a historic preservation tax credit. Without one, New Jersey is missing out on a proven tool for economic growth and revitalization. MORE>
Join DNJ on March 15th for its quarterly quarterly round table discussion. The round table is an exchange of ideas about hot topics in downtown economic development. The topic for the March meeting is funding for facade improvements and other downtown beautification initiatives. MORE>
On March 8th, earn about how redevelopment is the best way to achieve efficient, equitable, and sustainable growth in our state at New Jersey Future’s Redevelopment Forum. DNJ's own Robert Goldsmith (Board President), Don Sammet (Board Member), and Courtenay Mercer (Executive Director) will be featured in panels at this year's conference.  MORE>
NJ will be representing at the Main Street Now 2019 Conference in Seattle from March 25-27th. This premier gathering of downtown professionals, attracts around 1600 people each year. There will be over 100 sessions, a number off which have direct New Jersey ties. More>
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Downtown New Jersey (DNJ) held its annual meeting on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the New Jersey City University School of Business on the Jersey City waterfront. The premiere downtown economic development event of the year, the DNJ Annual Conference hosted industry experts who provide insights into downtown management best practices, as well as development, business and retail market trends. DNJ also celebrated achievements in downtown economic development at its Downtown Excellence Awards presentation during lunch.   MORE>
Thank you to the conference Platinum Sponsors!
Downtown New Jersey is an organization of individuals, businesses, government agencies, and local and regional organizations that are passionate about downtowns. Downtowns reflect our communities’ unique identities, provide a focal point, a convenient local place of commerce, and offer a sense of place where people can gather and truly be community. Downtown New Jersey is a resource dedicated to ensuring the vitality of our downtowns. Count on us as your resource for anything regarding downtowns in New Jersey.