Media Advisory
September 28, 2015           For Information: Nina Arce     (609)393-3752x1200
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Essex and Union County Nonprofit Developers Deliver for Area Economy
Reports to be released shows investment, job creation, and tax revenue brought to
Essex and Union Counties
WHAT:    The Housing and Community Development Network New Jersey (the Network) and area non-profits, including New Community Corporation (NCC) will unveil employment, housing, and demographic data highlighting the economic impact Essex and Union County nonprofit community developers made on New Jersey’s economy. The local data will be presented as a supplement to the Network’s 2014 Stronger Together report, an analysis of the economic impact of New Jersey’s community development sector since 1989, the year the Network was founded. According to Stronger Together, New Jersey’s nonprofit community development sector generated a total of $12 billion for the state’s economy.
WHO:    On hand to present the county report:
  • The Honorable Ras J. Baraka, mayor of the City of Newark and the Honorable J. Christian Bollwage, mayor of the City of Elizabeth.
  • The Honorable Sheila Oliver, assemblywoman, 34th legislative district.
  • The Honorable Britnee Timberlake, freeholder board president, Essex County.
  • Staci Berger, president and chief executive officer of the Network.
  • Richard Rohrman, chief executive officer of New Community Corporation.
  • State and local officials as well as leaders of regional and local community development and other non-profit and faith based organizations will be in attendance.
  • Access to report data and interviews with local contacts will be available, by request, to speak with members of the media after the report’s release.

WHEN:    Tuesday, September 29.

TIME:      10:00 a.m.

WHERE:  The Priory located at 233 West Market Street in Newark.

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