Forums and 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.
New Jersey Downtown Conference
The premiere downtown economic development event of the year, the annual New Jersey Downtown Conference hosts industry experts who provide insights into downtown management best practices, as well as development, business and retail market trends.
Downtown Excellence Awards
Downtown New Jersey honors and recognizes municipal, non-profit and/or private projects and activities related to strengthening New Jersey’s downtowns at its Excellence Awards.
Upcoming Programs & Events
Past Programs & Events
SUMMARIES, VIDEOS, POWERPOINTS AND OTHER RESOURCES
June 24, 2022 – Downtown enthusiasts joined us for the return of our in-person “lunch & learn” Downtown Management Forum, where we discussed ways to cultivate the arts in your downtown with representatives from ArtPride NJ and the NJ State Council on the Arts.
May 24, 2022 – Join Downtown New Jersey for celebration and camaraderie with those dedicated to making NJ’s downtowns vibrant. We’re excited to host our first in-person event since 2020 at Lion’s Roar Brewery, where we’ll reconnect and recognize the projects, initiatives, and individuals of excellence while sampling some of Westfield’s finest local brews and food.
February 10-11, 2022 – Downtown New Jersey’s annual conference and New Jersey’s premiere economic development event, Reimage and Reinvent Downtown, offered insights and lessons into downtown management best practices, as well as development, business, and retail market trends.
December 10, 2021 – A panel of experts from public, private, and non-profit entities to discussed their experiences with financing transit-oriented development.