Economic Development

May 24, 2020

PATERSON, NJ-  As elected officials, healthcare professionals, and community leaders continue to consider an immediate post-coronavirus future, Paterson’s New Jersey Development Corporation (NJCDC), through a new steering committee, is looking even further ahead through a new steering ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Locals who find themselves struggling due to the COVID-19 crisis can turn to the Passaic County One-Stop Career Center, which has been working throughout the outbreak to help those in need. With New Jersey’s unemployment numbers continuing on the rise, the Center’s services, which ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Despite social distancing guidelines and stay at home orders, Paterson’s Planning Board and Board of Adjustment continue to meet, and carry heavy workloads. On Wednesday, the Planning Board is set to meet virtually at 6:30 p.m. and consider four projects. Among them is the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s Lou Costello Park is set for a $1 million makeover, including the city’s first ever playground with autistic children in mind. The funding, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced, will come from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars. Recalling the time the globally ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Planning Board unanimously approved a project Wednesday that city planner Michael Deutsch predicted would “solidify that Paterson can compete with other urban areas commuters seek to live in." The development, brought forward by prominent developer Charles Florio, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a city of immigrants, it is, perhaps, Alexander Hamilton’s chase of the American Dream, started even before there was an America, that had the greatest impact on Paterson’s development. Born on the Caribbean island of Nevis, Hamilton, recognized at a young age for his ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh has said repeatedly that “parks are a priority” for his Administration. He’s also touted the relationships he and his team are developing in state government, as well as other potential supporters, to help bring on Paterson’s resurgence as a world class city. On ...

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PATERSON, NJ – In what might have been another nod to the promise of investment in Paterson, Tim Sullivan, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) was back in the city on Tuesday to deliver Mayor Andre Sayegh a $100,000 Opportunity Zone Grant.  The Opportunity Zone program ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Where better for one of the fastest growing companies in a fast growing industry to locate than in Paterson, Mayor Andre Sayegh asked a crowd of nearly 30 job prospects Monday. The question came less than a half hour into Green Thumb Industry’s (GTI) hiring event seeking ...

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PATERSON, NJ- These days Vaughn McKoy spends much of his time navigating Paterson’s headlong ascent into a renaissance, and, as the city’s top ranking employee, is largely responsible for helping to move the Sayegh Administration’s initiatives through the city council. In a city where ...

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PATERSON, NJ - After an, at times, contentious discussion that lasted more than two and a half hours, the Paterson City Council approved a revised lease agreement for Hinchliffe Stadium between the City and the Paterson Board of Education by a vote of 5-4 Tuesday. The vote sets the project up ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s historic Hinchliffe Stadium could get a new lease on life if members of the Paterson City Council approve a new lease agreement between the city and the Paterson Board of Education. The body is expected to vote on the measure at their Tuesday meeting. While a similar ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Seeking to hire part-time and full-time employees in their Saddle Brook facility UPS will be having a job fair in Paterson on Tuesday. According to Mayor Andre Sayegh the event will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Christopher Hope Community Center, 60 Temple ...

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PATERSON, NJ - “Paterson is in growth mode,” Mayor Andre Sayegh told TAPinto Paterson following an announcement by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority that JRL Imports, Inc. will be acquiring a facility within the city’s borders thanks, in part, to a $524,000 loan from the state agency.

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PATERSON, NJ - Hundreds of area parents and children enjoyed a carnival-like atmosphere at Sunday’s back to school celebration hosted by local developer Charles Florio, his wife, Marie, and the staff at Florio Management.   The future spot of luxury apartments to be built in Paterson’s First ...

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PATERSON, NJ - One of Paterson’s most prolific property developers is set to introduce luxury rental housing to his portfolio with the construction of a 10-story, 206 unit apartment building at the corner of Fair Street and Paterson Street. On Monday Charles Florio was joined by several city ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The owners of Paterson’s Center City Mall have filed a lawsuit against the Paterson Parking Authority, the governmental agency that they say has “grossly mismanaged” the underground parking garage at the mall. By giving away free and discounted parking, failing to maintain a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Now 20 years old, Thalia, an on again off again resident of Paterson most of her life, has a simple plan: go to college for business or criminal justice and then get a stable job. However, for the aspiring entrepreneur, her vision wasn’t always so clear.  Leaving high school at ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson Department of Public Works crew finished trimming the grass at the pocket park located at the corner of Vreeland Avenue and 20th Street on Thursday just in time for Mayor Andre Sayegh to announce plans to revitalize the heavily trafficked corridor in the city’s Eastside ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Nearly eight months after announcing plans for the ambitious project in the heart of Paterson’s 4th Ward, city officials gathered with community groups, led by Paterson Habitat for Humanity, and several local residents Friday for the formal ground breaking ceremony of the Rev. Dr.

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) is once again hiring temporary, seasonal employees to help keep the commercial corridors throughout Paterson free of litter and waste. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and expect to work at least three days per week, including ...

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PATERSON, NJ – In what could be the most consequential decision he’s made in his first year in office, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced his support Monday for five economic development projects applying for tax credits through the Economic and Redevelopment Grant (ERG) Program. Applications for the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – In a continued effort to create jobs and a vibrant local economy, city officials are looking to Paterson’s storied industrial past, and, in some ways, making it the future. On Tuesday, June 18, Mayor Andre Sayegh, joined by Congressman Bill Pascrell and Freeholder Director John ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With a local unemployment rate nearly double that of the State of New Jersey as a whole, efforts to bring jobs to Paterson residents is at the top of the list of priorities for any decision maker seeking to improve the city’s economic standing. This was the message Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A plan to restore the Hinchliffe Stadium got another public viewing Monday as Mayor Andre Sayegh hosted a town hall type meeting on the project he has continued to champion. The $70 million proposal presented by Baye Wilson, a Paterson native and one time deputy mayor of economic ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A bevy of professionals, including an architect, parking expert, and planner descended on Paterson City Hall Thursday to present a plan by local redevelopment “pioneer” Charles Florio to construct a five-story, 79 unit building on Cedar Street. The project, it was noted, would be ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Efforts to redevelop the Ward Street Garage site into a transit oriented development took a step forward Friday when Mayor Andre Sayegh and the Paterson Parking Authority jointly announced that a redeveloper has been selected for the portion of the land that sits adjacent to where a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A project proposed by St. Joseph’s Health to bring 60 units of affordable housing to several currently vacant lots a stone’s throw from the health care giant officially has the support of Paterson’s legislative body. The location of the nearly $20 million project, Ken Morris told ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Touting Paterson as a “great town” including for its accessiblity to major highways, and therefore vendors and customers, and the ease she’s found coordinating with local officials, Ann Rabbani, CEO of Biogenesis, told TAPinto Paterson that she “couldn’t imagine working anywhere ...

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