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Downtown Funding Support

On March 10, 2023, Downtown New Jersey brought together a panel of experts from federal, state, and non-profit entities to discuss available funding and incentive programs and how they can be used in downtowns to support small businesses, redevelopment, planning, and infrastructure projects. Drawing from practical examples, panelists also discussed innovative project models, partnerships with community groups and local leadership, and more.

(includes links to resources)


  • Leah Apgar, Managing Director, Lending, New Jersey Community Capital
  • Zach McCue, Deputy State Director, U.S. Senator Cory Booker
  • Maggie Peters, Assistant Director – Small Business Services, New Jersey Economic Development Authority


  • Vanessa Quijano, Director of Communications, New Jersey Community Capital
    (& Vice President, Downtown New Jersey)

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