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Economic Development

Group of Mayors, Organizations Sends Letter Urging Gov. Murphy To Renew Focus on State Plan

Friday, February 1st, 2019

A group of 18 mayors and organizations concerned with how New Jersey grows and develops has sent a letter to Gov. Murphy urging him to renew focus on the State Plan.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority Announces $250,000 in Funding for Redeveloping Stranded Assets

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is now taking applications for its 21st Century Redevelopment Program, which targets the challenge of redeveloping abandoned or underutilized suburban office parks and shopping malls.

Report Gives New Jersey High Marks for Designating Opportunity Zones in Smart-Growth Locations

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

A new national report ranks New Jersey’s Opportunity zones high on smart-growth location potential, but also high on an index that predicts residents’ vulnerability to displacement.

New Jersey Future To Participate in Trenton Innovation Challenge Grant

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

New Jersey Future is one of a consortium of organizations participating in the City of Trenton’s Innovation Challenge Grant, focused on creating an incubator, maker’s campus and training center near the Trenton Transit Center.

Opportunity Zones Take Another Step Forward

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

New Jersey’s proposal to designate 169 Census tracts as Opportunity Zones has been approved. Analysis shows they represent the kinds of places where the state would like to direct growth, and where targeted investment can catalyze economic revitalization.

A Competition Over Placemaking

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Speakers at the New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum plenary session discussed how to capitalize on national trends affecting redevelopment, and things New Jersey can do to foster revitalization of communities of all sizes. The key, they all said, is placemaking.

Millennials: What Do They Want?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

The Millennial Town Hall at the Redevelopment Forum looked at some of the key issues keeping Millennials from starting their careers in New Jersey, including access to transportation options besides cars, and to housing they can afford.

The New Leadership Is Local

Friday, March 16th, 2018

At New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum, keynote speaker Bruce Katz outlined a new framework for governance and economic growth in the 21st century, focused on local and metropolitan cross-sector collaborations.

How the Fourth Regional Plan Could Affect New Jersey

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan was unveiled Nov. 30. Many of its recommendations support New Jersey Future’s Gubernatorial Blueprint, and carry implications for how New Jersey will grow in the future as part of the tri-state metropolitan area.

Water Conference Urges Action From New Jersey’s New Administration

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

More than 300 people from across the water sector attended Jersey Water Works’ third annual conference, focused on priorities for the incoming Murphy administration.

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