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

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Past Forums

Summaries, videos, PowerPoints and other resources

How To Make Your Downtown a Success

November 15, 2016 – Downtown New Jersey’s session at the 2016 New Jersey League of Municipalities conference focused on the key things leaders must know in order to make their downtowns a success.

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Reinventing Downtown

March 11, 2016 – Downtown New Jersey’s session at the 2017 New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum focused on attracting and retaining retail downtown.

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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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