Media Advisory
November 30, 2015                   For Information: Nina Arce (609)393-3752x1200
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Bergen and Hudson County Nonprofit Developers Deliver for Area Economy
Reports to be released show investment, job creation, and tax revenue brought to Bergen and Hudson Counties
WHAT:   The Housing and Community Development Network New Jersey (the Network) and Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation (GSECDC) will unveil employment, housing, and demographic data highlighting the economic impact Bergen and Hudson County nonprofit community developers have 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 Steven M. Fulop, mayor of the City of Jersey City
  • Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise
  • Staci Berger, president and chief executive officer of the Network
  • John Restrepo, director of housing and community development, GSECDC
  • Helen Steblecki, senior vice president, state director of community development for Citi in New Jersey
  • 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:   Wednesday, December 2.

TIME:   10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  New Jersey City University, Michael Gilligan Student Union Building, Multipurpose Room C, 2nd Floor located at 2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City.

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