Working for Smart Growth:
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Economic Development

McKinsey’s Smart Economic Vision for New Jersey

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A new report from McKinsey & Company on ways to accelerate New Jersey’s economic growth includes many smart-growth recommendations that New Jersey Future’s gubernatorial platform also addresses.

Many States Making New Investments in Water Infrastructure

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

A review of programs around the country that help finance upgrades and expansions to water infrastructure offers important lessons for New Jersey.

Jersey Water Works Co-Sponsors New One Water Awards Program

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The awards program, sponsored jointly with the Association of Environmental Authorities and the American Water Works Association-NJ Section, will recognize sustainable solutions to New Jersey’s water challenges.

Report: Changes in Affordable Housing Tax Credit Criteria Move More People to High-Opportunity Areas

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Analysis shows changes in how affordable-housing tax credits are allocated can move such housing away from areas of concentrated poverty and into areas with greater access to opportunity.

New Office Market Report: Transit Service Is Key

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

A new report details how office properties near transit are seeing higher rents and lower vacancy rates than their counterparts in non-transit locations, confirming that smart investment in transit assets is key to maintaining New Jersey’s economic competitiveness.

Forum Roundup: Reinforce Your Redevelopment Strategy With Good Data

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Good data about the market surrounding a redevelopment plan can help make sure the plan is substantial enough, and can convince community members to support it.

Guide Helps Unlock New Resources for Stormwater Management

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

New Jersey’s CSO Permittee Network used a workshop to explore ways to unlock nontraditional resources for managing stormwater and sewer overflows.

Forum Feature: Federal Redevelopment Tools: Existential Threats, and a Few Opportunities

Monday, March 20th, 2017

While the new administration has threatened significant cuts to federal redevelopment tools, there is reason to hope that some important programs will remain.

Forum Roundup: The Changing Downtown Retail Paradigm

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Even with more and more shopping occurring online, there are things downtown retailers can do to attract a lively customer base.

Recommendations for the Next Governor

Friday, March 10th, 2017

New Jersey Future’s 2017 gubernatorial platform recommends targeted smart-growth investments and strategies to help accelerate New Jersey’s economic growth.

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