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

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Liquor License Reform

May 9, 2023 – The NJ Liquor License Reform Alliance held a discussion about needed reform to support our small businesses and downtowns. Afterwards, we enjoyed happy hour networking.

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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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Partner Events

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2023 Smart Growth Awards

October 3, 2023 – New Jersey Future’s Smart Growth Awards honor projects, plans, and policies across the state that demonstrate smart growth principles in action.

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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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