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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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  • 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 […]
  • Trenton-based Comic Selects Voice Actors for Animated Film February 23, 2021
    The Trenton-based comic book series Surian Seed: HBCU Superheroes is making its way to the big screen. Maurice “Raheem” Mander, Trenton-native and creator of the series, has decided to bring his comic book characters to life in an animated movie featuring a mix of experienced and new actors from both the local Trenton area and […]
  • Open the Door, I’ll Get It Myself: The Great Migration to New Jersey February 23, 2021
    The Trent House Association presents a virtual illustrated talk, “Open the Door, I’ll Get It Myself: The Great Migration to New Jersey,” presented by Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps, noted history scholar and acclaimed speaker. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021, via Zoom at https://bit.ly/3o3DJAn. A pay-as-you-wish donation of $10 […]
  • Passage Theatre Company Presents “Surely Goodness and Mercy” February 22, 2021
    Trenton’s Passage Theatre Company will present an online production of Chisa Hutchinson’s Surely Goodness and Mercy, directed by Marcus D. Harvey. The production will be available to stream online from March 18 through March 21, 2021. This story follows an odd, but bright little boy named Tino who befriends Bernadette, the lunch lady at his […]
  • Choose New Jersey Highlights Continued Success of its February 2020 Economic Mission Trip February 22, 2021
    Choose New Jersey, New Jersey’s leading economic development organization announced, in partnership with the New Jersey-Israel Commission, a collaboration between Tnuva, one of the world’s largest food manufacturers and a global supplier of kosher products, and the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University. The food innovation collaboration underscores the success of Choose New Jersey’s economic mission trip […]
  • Exploring Black History in New Jersey: New Research and Discoveries February 21, 2021
    The New Jersey Historical Commission presents Exploring Black History in New Jersey: New Research and Discoveries, a webinar exploring projects that uncover and share African American history in the Garden State. Scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, from Noon to 1:30 p.m., this virtual event will feature speakers from the 313 Project, Monmouth County Historical Association, […]
  • St. Francis Medical Center Helps Answer Common COVID-19 Questions February 20, 2021
    Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. According to Dr. Syed Husain, an infectious disease specialist at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, there is a lot of misinformation circulating about the vaccine. “Our infectious disease team has received many questions about the vaccine, asking us what […]
  • NJ FAM Fund to Support the State’s Latinx and Black Businesses and Communities February 19, 2021
    On Thursday, February 18, 2021, a group of New Jersey mayors announced the creation of  NJ FAM (New Jersey 40 Acres and a Mule Fund), with a collective goal is to put capital directly in the hands of New Jersey’s Black and Latinx business owners and communities, who traditionally suffer from the greatest barriers in […]
  • ‘Be SMART’ Firearm Safety Program Aims to Prevent Gun Violence February 19, 2021
    This Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., Mercer County Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will be hosting an event to discuss their non-partisan firearm safety program for adults called Be SMART. The presentation will educate adults on the five simple steps that can be taken to protect children from unforeseen gun […]