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Greater Trenton is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses private funding and a network of collaborative relationships to advance economic revitalization efforts in Trenton, New Jersey; our state’s capital city.

Formed in the fall of 2015, Greater Trenton’s key objectives include coordinating downtown economic development projects; providing one-stop support and information for investors interested in taking on new projects; reaching out to potential residential, commercial and/or retail investors and tenants; supporting and promoting existing downtown initiatives; engaging downtown stakeholders in a strategic economic development plan; and developing investment marketing strategies.

Trenton matters. You matter. We stand with you in the fight for humanity.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men (and women) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – United States Declaration of Independence

In this time of despair for black and brown communities across the nation who remain troubled by the despicable actions that led to the senseless death of George Floyd, we stand with you.  For those who continue to grapple with inequality and injustice, we stand with you. And for those who show their resolve to come together in peace and unity across the city of Trenton, our nation and the world, we stand with you.

Regardless of race, gender, creed, ethnicity, skin color or socioeconomic status, every single life is important – and every person has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Systemic inequalities from workforce disparities to the disproportionate number of minorities dying at the hands of COVID-19, continues to fill a tinder box of racial and social injustice in our country.
 
As communities across America go through the healing process, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Floyd family and to all of those whose hearts are heavy during these difficult times.
 
Greater Trenton’s guiding principles include honoring our diverse community, valuing inclusion, and believing wholeheartedly that creating equitable opportunities for everyone in Trenton will lead to a brighter future as we build on the collective strengths of our residents, institutions and establishments.

As part of our utilization of private funding and a network of collaborative relationships to advance economic revitalization in New Jersey’s capital city, we look for every opportunity to celebrate and embrace the city’s diversity, culture, arts, history, food – and everything else that makes Trenton a great place to live, work, play, and do business.

From assisting Trenton residents and businesses impacted by COVID-19 to creating opportunities through high school internship programs to spreading positive narratives about our multifaceted community through TrentonDaily, our core mission is to always embrace diversity and build equity for every current and future Trentonian.

Trenton matters. You matter. We stand with you in the fight for humanity.

-Kevin Cummings, Greater Trenton Chairman
-George Sowa, Greater Trenton Chief Executive Officer

 

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  • TESU Inks Agreement to Provide Electrical Workers Professional Training March 1, 2021
    Professional trade or college education? Thanks to an innovative program at Thomas Edison State University (TESU), a group of local electricians no longer has to choose between the two.  The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 269 Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee, has signed an agreement with TESU awarding IBEW members academic credit for […]
  • Trenton Children’s Chorus Bridges Educational Gap with Local and State Grant Programs March 1, 2021
    Coinciding with Governor Murphy’s current three-pronged approach to address inequity for New Jersey’s youth in regard to internet and technology, Trenton Children’s Chorus (TCC) is prioritizing bridging the educational gap for its members by offering a wealth of digital, technological, and musical resources at a significantly reduced price. These endeavors have been honored with local and statewide grant […]
  • The NAACP: Uncovering the Horrors of Lynching Culture February 28, 2021
    According to the Tuskegee Institute, 4743 people, 72.7 percent Black, were lynched in the U.S. from 1882 to 1968. This number may appear high, but even then, not all cases of lynching were documented. “They were tortured, hanged, burned alive, dragged behind trucks, and in several cases, their bodies were dismembered and the pieces either […]
  • DEP OFFERS OVER 700 SEASONAL JOBS THROUGHOUT THE STATE PARKS, FORESTS AND NATURAL & HISTORIC SITES February 27, 2021
    Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced Friday, February 19, 2021, that The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for hundreds of jobs throughout state parks, forests and natural and historic sites.  Beyond providing an entertaining and engaging summer work experience in New Jersey’s parks, these seasonal jobs can introduce New Jerseyans from […]
  • “Sincerely Yours”: Local DJ and Producer Releases First Album February 26, 2021
    Breakups are difficult. We’ve all been there. At one point in time, we’ve all had to sink into our heartaches and sit with the feeling of unrequited love. This past Valentine’s Day, local DJ and producer Bockman, aka David Bock, shared with the world the deep stings of a former relationship in his first complete […]
  • State Faith Based Vaccine Initiative Kicks Off In Trenton February 26, 2021
    The City of Trenton reached their goal of 3000 people registered the faith-based initiative Covid-19 vaccine program. The State of New Jersey and FEMA teamed up with Trenton’s local religious leaders from 36 congregations in order to get more Trentonians vaccinated, particularly from communities of color. “We thank all members of Trenton’s diverse religious community […]
  • Shop Trenton Video Features Marshall Industrial Technologies February 25, 2021
    First in the line-up of 40 Shop Trenton videos is a Trenton manufacturing company with seven decades of service. Marshall Industrial Technologies has serviced industrial, commercial, institutional and Federal, State and municipal government customers since 1951. Find out who Marshall Industrial Technologies is and what they do. Check out this video featuring an interview by […]
  • PACF Awards Over $2 million in Phase 2 of COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Grants February 25, 2021
    The Princeton Area Community Foundation awarded over $2 million to more than 50 local nonprofits in its second phase of COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Grant funding activities. Grants were awarded to organizations focused on immediate needs such as food insecurity, healthcare, housing, mental health and other social service needs, as well as to helping children in […]
  • John P. Thurber Announces Retirement February 24, 2021
    John P. Thurber, vice president for Public Affairs and executive vice president for the Thomas Edison State University Foundation, has announced his intention to retire this fall. He has served in both roles since January 1996. Prior to his appointment as vice president for Public Affairs, Thurber became the founding executive director of The John […]
  • Potteries of Trenton Society Project to Document and Promote Trenton’s Ceramics Heritage February 24, 2021
    The Potteries of Trenton Society (POTS), in collaboration with the New Jersey State Museum (NJSM), recently completed a project to photograph 50 select objects from the NJSM’s collection of Trenton ceramics. The project was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Mercer County Division of Culture and Heritage, in partnership with the New […]