Posted on September 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM

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Newark in the News

September 18th, 2019 | GOVERNINGChanging The Labels of Newark

March 12, 2019 | NJEDA - NJEDA Selects Five Additional Communities to Receive $100,000 Through Innovation Challenge (full article attached.)

October 19, 2018 | The Wall Street Journal - Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms (full article attached)

October 19, 2018 | USA Today - Report: Amazon revisits Chicago, New York, Newark other finalists still in race for HQ2

October 15, 2018 | NJBIZ -  Newark said most socially impactful site for Amazon

July 31, 2018 |City Accelerator Expands to help Strengthen Local Minority-Owned Businesses and Create Jobs Citi Foundation

July 11, 2018 |Newark, We want you, Amazon. And, we're putting $1B where our mouth is,

July 11, 2018 |Newark, 'The Brick City,' Is The Hub Of The Internet,

June 07, 2018 | Launch Pad opens in Newark’s Hahne building,

June 05, 2018 | Payne School of Technology dedicated in Newark,

May 11, 2018 | S2S Newark Technology Center opens,

May 9, 2018 | Cory Booker on His Side, Newark’s Mayor Charts a pragmatic Second Term,

May 1, 2018 | Newark's Radical Mayor Has Been Good for Business,

April 30, 2018 | A $1 Billion Real Estate Boost for Battered Newark,

April 12, 2018 | Shaquille O'Neal to open luxury high-rise in New Jersey,

April 9, 2018 | Shop Newark incentivizes support of small businesses,         

April 4, 2018 | Newark Link Kiosks, Amazon Conference Signal Growing Tech Industry,

March 9, 2018 | NYC-based kitchen sharing business opens its doors in Newark,

February 16, 2018 | Newark native, iconic fashion designer Stephen Burrows receives key to city,

February 14, 2018 | Newark building boom continues with $80M tower,

January 17, 2018 | In Newark, Tech startups get a head start,

January 09, 2018 | Panasonic Expands with Newark, New Jersey, System Solutions Division,

December 05, 2017 | Candy giant to open new HQ in Newark,

October 16, 2017 | Newark Says, Hey Amazon, Look Over Here,

August 17, 2017 | Newark launches iFund Women for entrepreneurs,

July 31, 2017 | Newark to Get Apartments at Site of Defunct Baseball Stadium, Bloomberg

July 30, 2017 | Revolutionizing the Co-Working Tech Scene in Newark, Black Enterprise

July 27, 2017 | A Celeb Chef is About to Open a Restaurant that Could Transform Newark,

July 26, 2017 | Wawa Looks to Open New Location In Essex County, 

July 18, 2017 | A Son of Newark Breaks Ground on South Ward Apartments,

July 18, 2017 | Newark Creates New Business Improvement District in Revitalization Push,

July 18, 2017 | Newark's Renaissance Will be Short-Lived if Companies Don't Hire Locally,

July 24, 2017 | After Serving 33 Years, Retired Newark Cop Opens Restaurant in City,

July 24, 2017 | Newark Ranked 13th for Tech Talent Among Top 50 U.S. Markets,

July 13, 2017 | How This One Walkway Could be a Path to Newark's Rebirth,

July 7, 2017 | Big Box Store, Apartments, and Mini-Mall Could Come to Peddlers Square in Newark, JerseyDigs

July 5, 2017 | Newark On the Rise: A Model of Inclusive Economic Growth, Huffington Post 

July 5, 2017 | Tourism in Newark? 50 Years After Riots, City Says It's Time, US NEWS 

June 30, 2017 | Demo Day Provides Inside Glimpse of Newark's Bid to Become Tech Startup Hub,

June 26, 2017 | Newark Launched Multifaceted Economic Development Initiative, Tap Into Newark

June 23, 2017 | By Supporting Local Businesses, Anchor Institutions Grow Communities, The Atlantic 

June 23, 2017 | Co-working Expands at 2 Gateway with New Tech-Focused Space, Real Estate NJ

June 15, 2017 | Makers Mansion Community Planned Around Historic Newark Castle, Jersey Digs 

June 8, 2017 | At NRBP Forum, Execs and Officials Talk About the Human Side of Development, NJBIZ 

May 12, 2017 | Entrepreneurial Group Bringing 'Moms Who Hustle' Program to Newark, Aimed at Women of Color Who Want to Start a Business, NJBIZ 

May 11, 2017 | ‘West Side Heights’ Revitalization Plans Move Forward In Newark, JerseyDigs

April 22, 2017 | Newark Mayor Opens Coworking Space in 19th Century Mansion, NJBIZ

February 27, 2017 | In Shadow of Manhattan, a Troubled City Is Having a Moment, Bloomberg

February 27, 2017 | Broadridge Financial Coming to Newark, Along with 1k Jobs, NJBIZ

February 25, 2017 | In Downtown Newark, An Old Laundry Building Becomes 15 Apartments,

February 15, 2017 | Meet Me in Newark? Why New York City’s Neighbor Is Worth a Visit, VOGUE

February 5, 2017 | A High Line Plan Emerges in Newark, N.J, Wall Street Journal

January 23, 2017 | 30 years after closing its doors, Hahne's building gets new life,

January 19, 2017 | 11 years in the making, Newark unveils plan for 'transformative' downtown project,

January 19, 2017 | Newark mayor unveils plans for 'Mulberry Commons,' the former Triangle Park, NJ BIZ

December 23, 2016 | Newark Fiber: Building a Modern City, The Vector

December 19, 2016 | 12 projects that will change the face of Newark,

December 19, 2016 | Barnes & Noble and Rutgers to Open Bookstore in Downtown Newark, Wall Street Journal

December 19, 2016 | Prudential Working To Double Impact Investing Portfolio Focuses On Newark, Forbes 

December 16, 2016 | Former eyesore now site of 90-plus households,

December 17, 2016 | 7 new, trendy eateries a sign of success in downtown Newark,

December 13, 2016 | Berger Organization Planning Griffith Building Revival, Hotel Opening, Jersey Digs

December 8, 2016 | TRYP Hotel to bring more zing to Newark's reviving downtown, Newark Inc. 

December 6, 2016 | Whole Foods opening its doors in Newark this winter,

December 6, 2016 | Contractor Development Initiative Widens Access for Newark Firms, NJ Business Magazine 

November 3, 2016 | Newark Fiber brings high-speed, low-cost internet to city's buildings,

October 5, 2016 | Newark breaks ground on Riverfront Park expansion,

June 15, 2016 | Designer behind NYC's High Line developing N.J. park expansion,


Press Releases

March 12, 2019

NJEDA Selects Newark and Four Additional Communities to Receive $100,000 Through Innovation Challenge (read more)

May 9, 2017 

Mayor Baraka, Newark Community EDC, and Walker's Foundation Launched "Moms Who Hustle" Entrepreneurship Program for Millennial Moms (read more)

May 4, 2017

Newark, NJ Celebrates Small Business Week with $10k Next Level Conference Pitch Competition: During Small Business Week 2017, the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation awarded $11,500 in business capital to small business owners and entrepreneurs at its 9th Annual Next Level Conference for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and business professionals, held May 1– 2 at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott (read more).

March 31, 2017

Leading Plus-Size Women's Brand Ashley Stewart Returns To Newark With New Concept Store: The First Store Opening Since the Re-invention as a Social Commerce Business (read more)

January 30, 2017

All Community Storefronts for Entrepreneurs Are Now Open for Business: City completes launch of small business incubator program for Newark entrepreneurs (read more)

January 18, 2017

Mayor Baraka and the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation Unveil Mulberry Commons: Edison Properties, J&L Companies, Prudential Center, Newark Downtown District and Sage & Coombe Share Plans to Transform the Area (read more)

January 12, 2017

Ribbon Cutting- New Community Storefront for Newark Entrepreneurs is Now Open for Business: City opens East Ward small business retail incubator for Newark entrepreneurs (read more 

December 15, 2016

New Residential Property Just Steps from Nation’s Largest Cherry Blossom Collection: Cherry Park Apartments offers nearly 100 affordable and reasonably priced units in Newark’s North Ward (read more)

December 15, 2016

Deputy Mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson and Newark CEDC Acting President and CEP Scott Blow to Break Ground for Riverfront Park Expansion Project: Dignitaries will break ground on Newark’s largest park investment in decades; $6 million project will bring athletic fields, walking trail, and fitness zone to Passaic Riverfront (read more)

December 6, 2016 

Groundbreaking Contractor Development Initiative Widens Access for Newark Firms: Capacity-building program prepares Newarkers to work with the City and major developers (read more)

November 15, 2016

Newark Community Economic Development Corporation: Creative Ways to Fund Development: 2nd Annual Development Finance Forum Brings Inside Scoop on Project Funding Sources (read more

November 10, 2016

Lotus Equity Group Closes on Acquisition of Former Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark, N.J: Developer pursues transformative redevelopment in Newark’s downtown; noted master planner and architect, Vishaan Chakrabarti of PAU, leads design efforts (read more)

October 5, 2016

Newark Breaks Ground on Riverfront Park Expansion Project: Mayor Ras J. Baraka and The Trust for Public Land break ground on the next phase of Newark’s largest park investment in decades (read more)

October 3, 2016

Deputy Mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson and Newark CEDC Acting President and CEO to Break Ground for Riverfront Park Expansion Project: Dignitaries will break ground on Newark’s largest park investment in decades; $6 million project will bring athletic fields, walking trail, and fitness zone to Passaic Riverfront (read more)

June 14, 2016 

Internationally Renowned James Corner Field Operations to Lead Landscape Design Efforts for Newark’s Award-Winning Riverfront Park: Mayor Ras J. Baraka continues to beautify Newark with cutting-edge, urban-designs (read more)

May 12, 2016

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Downtown District Announce “Gateways to Newark: Portraits” Longest Mural on the East Coast and Second Longest Mural in the Nation: 1.39 mile project along Newark’s Route 21 welcomes visitors, residents and commuters (HI RES Media Images) (Read more)

January 29, 2016

Unprecedented Innovation Conference for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs: Presented by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation "INNOVATE YOUR WAY TO HIGHER PROFIT" (read more)

December 8, 2015

The United States Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo present $75,000 GRANT AWARD to the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation: Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Newark Community EDC participate in local CommunityWINS℠ Ceremony (read more)


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