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Ribbon Cutting: Central Ward Community Storefront for Newark Entrepreneurs Open for Business
All small business retail incubators are now open for business, one in each Ward



Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark Community EDC) will open the City’s newest location of the Community Storefront Program (CSP), which cultivates and supports small business in Newark’s neighborhoods. With this launch of the Central Ward storefront, all five of the planned retail incubators – one in each Ward – will be ready to serve enterprising Newarkers and their patrons.


Selected CSP participants receive business management training and one-on-one coaching, and then establish operations in freshly renovated, marketplace-style storefronts across the City. Newark Community EDC provides all equipment and six months of subsidized rent and utilities at no cost to the entrepreneurs.



Mayor Ras J. Baraka, City of Newark

Deputy Mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson, Director, Dept. of Economic and Housing Development
Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins, City of Newark

Aisha Glover, Acting President and CEO, Newark Community EDC

Jill Johnson, CEO, Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership



WHAT:             Final ribbon cutting for Community Storefront Program, Central Ward location



WHEN:             Monday, January 30, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.



WHERE:           744 Broad St., Newark, NJ 07102



Media Note:   Street parking available.





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