Downtown New Jersey Management Forum
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 New Jersey 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 Events

Past Events

Summaries, Videos, PowerPoint’s, and other resources.

Downtown Funding Support

March 10, 2023 – We 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.

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Rethinking the Right-of-Way

November 15, 2022 – We convened at the NJ League of Municipalities Conference for a discussion about re-envisioning the public Right-of-Way to activate and revitalize your downtown.

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Cultivating the Arts in Your Downtown

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.

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Rethinking the Right of Way

May 18, 2022 – From Downtown New Jersey,, and NJ Transit’s Transit Friendly Planning program’s TOD in Your Downtown forum series, a panel of experts from public and private entities to discuss their experience rethinking the right-of-way (ROW).

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Partner Events

Event submissions welcomed by DNJ members in good standing. Please limit event submissions to those of regional/statewide interest. DNJ reserves the right to limit the number of events posted at any time.

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