The Center of it All | Winter 2020 |
The City of East Orange is experiencing a building boom. The most important ingredient to this success has been the proactive and inclusive growth environment that Mayor Ted Green and East Orange City Council have created.   MORE>
Vibrant and active public plazas are an important element of successful redevelopment in downtowns and urban areas. MORE>
In today's digitally driven world, getting the word out about what is happening in our communities has become even more challenging as local newspapers have disappeared. Local news is a vital service for communities and can provide benefits for downtowns, chambers of commerce and business improvement districts. 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, the Legislative Session ended with a flurry of laws passing. MORE>

We've created a safe space for Downtown New Jersey members and partners to exchange ideas about hot topics in downtown economic development. Join this member-only Facebook Group to post questions and advice.

I n the latest post, we're talking about what BIDs & SIDs are doing to support their businesses during the Coronavirus scare. MORE>
Friday, May 8, 2020
Gensler, Morristown

Join DNJ for its quarterly round table discussion. The round table is an exchange of ideas about hot topics in downtown economic development. The May meeting discussion will focus on retail strategies for your downtown, including experiential retail, retail as an amenity, and right-sizing retail. MORE>

Planners, municipal officials, members of the real estate community, and placemaking experts gathered in December at the Edward J. Bloustein School in New Brunswick for the 2nd TOD in Your Downtown Forum. RECAP>

More than 30 public officials, downtown managers, and economic development directors gathered at round table discussion in East Orange to exchange ideas about hot topics in downtown economic development. RECAP>

Joining the DNJ Board of Trustees are Chris Bernardo, Julie Doran, Christina Fuentes, Emily Mans, and Thomas Strowe. MORE>

Ascending to leadership positions on the DNJ Board are Bob Zuckerman as President, Jay Kruse as Vice President, Jonathon Tyler as Vice President, Vanessa Quijano as Treasurer, and Sherry Cronin as Secretary. MORE>

It is an honor and pleasure to welcome you to Downtown New Jersey – the only organization that focuses exclusively on the downtown districts of our beloved Garden State. MORE>
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.