The Center of it All  | March 2020  |

Downtown New Jersey created a resource page where we are posting important updates related to legislative and policy initiatives in response to COVID-19, as well as resources from peers and experts. Things are moving fast, so we are adding information regularly - be sure to hit refresh each time you visit to make sure you see the latest updates. 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.

This is the place where your peers are talking about what they are doing to support their businesses during the Coronavirus scare. MORE>

Downtown New Jersey is providing a series of virtual opportunities for downtown managers, economic development professionals, and public officials to exchange ideas about best practices related to downtown economic development in light of the COVID-19 crisis. MORE>
Friday, March 20, 2020
11:00AM via ZOOM

At this first exchange, there will not be a formal presentation. Instead, we ask participants to share best practices and discuss needs.
Friday, March 27, 2020
11:00AM via ZOOM

We anticipate more information about legislative initiatives to come out of upcoming Senate and Assembly sessions Thursday (3/19) and Monday (3/23). At this exchange, a state official will join the discussion to provide an overview of NJ programs, policies, and legislation that have passed or are being considered to provide economic relief to downtowns and small business.
Space is limited, registration is required. (Please note that these sessions are not intended for individual business owner participation, rather they are meant to be an exchange of ideas between those involved with the management of downtown business districts.)
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.