Journal Square Clean Team and Public Safety Ambassadors Making a Difference, Business Owners Say

Journal Square Clean Team and Public Safety Ambassadors Making a Difference, Business Owners Say

By STEVE LENOX Jersey City, NJ - As Jersey City’s business districts prepare for post pandemic recovery, it’s become more important than ever before to focus on the most critical issues that impact small businesses and property owners in our commercial centers, advocates say. For Journal Square, those important quality-of-life issues are addressed head-on by the men and women that serve as Clean Team and Public Safety Ambassadors for the Journal...
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Newark Business Leaders Voice Support for Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

Newark Business Leaders Voice Support for Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

NEWARK, NJ — A proposed nine-mile greenway path that will wind through Hudson and Essex counties received critical support from Newark business leaders this week as the project enters its earliest stages of planning and surveying. The support included endorsements from area businesses and civic organizations, stemming from positive business/economic impact and job creation potential the greenway path would bring to northern New Jersey. “Communities that involve themselves directly in the development of greenways find...
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Business Improvement Districts: Harnessing the Collective Power of Stakeholders

Business Improvement Districts: Harnessing the Collective Power of Stakeholders

By Chris Bernardo, President/CEO, Commercial District Services LLC Delivering value and having an impact with limited resources is always a challenge. Smaller BIDs are often presented with issues similar to the municipalities in which they operate. The problem can often be traced to the imbalance between the funds needed to provide a level of service that will create meaningful impact and the assessment revenue generated to create the budget. Even if...
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CDS Highlighted in Downtown New Jersey Article

CDS Highlighted in Downtown New Jersey Article

"At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, CDS worked to implement creative methods to support local businesses by increasing public and outdoor seating and dining areas and maintaining clean and safe public spaces for visitors. Through placemaking, CDS’s clients have been able to achieve these goals, bolstering their local economies and strengthening their districts’ social fabric." Downtown New Jersey's most recent article highlights some of the state's downtown-centered efforts to promote...
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