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Economic Development

New Jersey Future Celebrates George Pruitt

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

At a New Jersey Future reception, elected officials, friends and supporters came together on Oct. 29 to honor Dr. George Pruitt of Thomas Edison State College.

NJ Spotlight on Cities: Successful Development Requires a Community’s Blessing

Monday, October 26th, 2015

In a panel discussion at a conference on New Jersey’s cities, three developers explore what makes urban redevelopment successful.

New Driver for Downtown Economic Development in Trenton

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Trenton mayor announces a new collaborative economic-development entity that will help to spark downtown redevelopment in the city.

Can Somerset County Attract Millennials?

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

A report from a studio class at the Bloustein School examines Somerset County’s opportunities to attract Millennials.

Making Our Coastline Both Resilient and Prosperous

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

At a recent seminar, experts outlined ways that coastal areas can grow and prosper while enhancing their resilience to future climate threats.

New Report Highlights National Trend: Corporations Are Investing Downtown

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

A new report highlights corporations that have focused on downtown for relocation or expansion, and offers strategies for urban areas that want to attract corporate investment.

Millennials, ‘Alternative’ Economy Shape Downtown Redevelopment Trends

Monday, June 15th, 2015

At Downtown New Jersey’s annual conference, the focus was on the way Millennials and alternative economies are transforming traditional downtowns.

NJ Transit Fare Increase: An Unfair Approach to Transportation Funding

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Raising NJ Transit fares without increasing the gas tax is unfair to transit riders and exempts drivers from paying their fair share of transportation system costs.

Opinion: Bill To Reform Meadowlands Commission an Ill-Planned Clean-Up Attempt

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The president of the American Planning Association’s New Jersey chapter urges the Legislature to reconsider how it will address its proposed reform of the Meadowlands Commission.

Forum Keynote: Opportunities (and Challenges) for Great Change

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Redevelopment Forum keynote speaker Lynn Richards from Congress for the New Urbanism argued that this is the moment for great change in how we grow and develop.

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