Educational Forums & Workshops

Downtown New Jersey offers a variety of in-person and virtual opportunities for downtown managers, economic development professionals, and public officials to exchange ideas about best practices related to downtown economic development. Check out the opportunities to interact with your peers below.

Upcoming Forums

Have a topic you want to hear more about? Email your suggestions to info@downtownnj.com.

Past Forums

Summaries, videos, PowerPoints and other resources

Economic Relief Legislation

March 27, 2020 – We were joined by Christina Fuentes, Director of Small Business Services at NJEDA and Erika Calderon, Small Business Legislative Aid from Senator Menendez’s office to discuss programs to provide economic relief to downtowns and small business.

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Downtown Manager Exchange

March 20, 2020 – During an online Downtown Management Forum, downtown management professionals exchanged ideas about best practices related to downtown economic development in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Participants shared concerns for small businesses and their employees, questions for clarity related to closures, and policy and legislative needs to further assist small businesses.

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Downtown Management Round Table: Digital Marketing

September 12, 2019 – DNJ hosted its quarterly quarterly round table discussion in Haddonfield. The round table is an opportunity for downtown managers, economic development professionals, and public officials to network and exchange ideas about hot topics in downtown economic development.

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TOD in Your Downtown Forum: Making TOD Real

May 30, 2019 – Over 50 professionals in downtown management, design, and development joined together to watch the Downtown New Jersey and NJTOD.org co-hosted panel discussion, Making TOD Real – Planning & Building Transit-Oriented Development in NJ.

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Downtown Management Round Table: Downtown Beautification Initiatives

March 15, 2019 – More than 20 downtown managers, economic development directors and non-profit representatives gathered at round table discussion in Newark on March 15th to exchange ideas about hot topics in downtown economic development. The topic for this round table was funding for facade improvements and other downtown beautification initiatives.

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 Facebook Group

Downtown New Jersey created a safe space for members and partners to exchange ideas about hot topics in downtown economic development. 

Please note that you must answer the membership questions to be approved. We want to be sure only “real people” are joining, and we need to know who you are before we will approve your membership. Also, this group is is not intended for individual business owner participation, rather it is meant to be an exchange of ideas between those involved with the management of downtown business districts.

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