Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mayor looking for input on Newark Port

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Deputy Mayor of Economic and Housing Development Baye Adofo-Wilson announced today the City is reaching out to private entities to identify ways to maximize the use of and revenue from the Newark Port. This morning, the City of Newark released a Request for Expressions of Interest and Information (RFEII) for Maximizing Economic Benefits from city-owned Port Newark. With an assessed value of approximately $700 million, the City of Newark believes this property has been underutilized and that there may be a possibility that a private owner will better leverage its use. Read More

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NEW ULI Grant Opportunity!

Teams from all mid-sized cities (cities with populations between 50,000 and 400,000) across the United States or its territories’, are invited to apply for a new grant program through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Up to 50 cities will be selected and receive a grant award of up to $60,000 toward participation in the initiative. To apply, teams from each participant city must include five cross-sector leaders representing, at a minimum, the public sector, community development/finance, and an academic or health-related anchor institution. The remaining team members should be drawn from sectors appropriate to the challenge the team seeks to address. Application deadline: January 29, 2016 Read More

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