Economic Development

January 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- Efforts to clean up Paterson’s Downtown are “noticeable” Councilman Michael Jackson said at Tuesday’s City’s Council meeting in response to a brief presentation by Orlando Cruz. Cruz was appointed to serve as District Manager of the Downtown Special Improvement District (SID) and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The holiday season is a special time of year for many: thoughts of snowflakes, Christmas trees, snowmen, and quality time with family and friends dance in our heads. But for Thomas Hagaman, this particular holiday season was special for one reason: it's when he got his first ...

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NEW JERSEY -- More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66.8% of New Jersey moves being outbound, according to United Van Lines’ 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year. The Garden State moved ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Continued efforts to transform the once industrial Leader Dye factory site on Madison Avenue brought former political rivals Mayor Andre Sayegh and Councilman Bill McKoy together on Thursday to announce the next stage of the property’s eventual redevelopment. With Sayegh now at the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- By riding a wave of urbanism, focusing on transit oriented development, and utilizing $30 million in Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) tax credits granted by the State earlier this year, Mayor Andre Sayegh hopes to usher in a new era of growth for Downtown ...

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PATERSON, NJ- New Jersey’s growing medical marijuana industry is set to plant roots in Paterson in the new year. According to a statement released by the New Jersey Department of Health, Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company, has been selected as ...

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PATERSON, NJ- If the program for Thursday’s NJCDC 4th annual Friends Breakfast had ended with CEO Bob Guarasci’s comments there would be no doubting the organization’s outsized contribution to Paterson in its 24-year history including: More than $72 million invested into Paterson’s Great ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An initiative that has already helped more than 200 individuals gain entry into various building trades unions in Jersey City, Newark, and Elizabeth is coming to Paterson, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced at a Monday press conference. Saying that Paterson’s history runs parallel in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In a Friday ceremony punctuated by moving song and poetry performances by four talented Paterson residents, Mayor Andre Sayegh led a cadre of national, state, and county officials in announcing the launch of the next phase of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park improvements, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Inspired by similar programs across the country, including the “Don’t Mess With Texas” campaign which Mayor Andre Sayegh said led to a 70 percent reduction in litter, Paterson is taking another step to cleaner streets by installing a total of 300 garbage cans across the city by the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The votes have been counted and the City of Paterson has a new motto that, combined with the logo unveiled at last week’s city council meeting, will be used to highlight opportunities for potential new residents, businesses, and investors to help spur the historic city’s renaissance ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While their efforts are focused on giving Paterson “a new brand, a new story,” the imagery included in the design work of local animation and design studio Manic Animatics is very much rooted in the Silk City’s historic industrial past. Click here to view the presentation made by ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With the roar of water gushing down behind them Mayor Andre Sayegh led a cadre of local, county, state and federal leaders in officially reopening Overlook Park and the Great Falls Amphitheater on Friday. As if in homage to his original vision when he helped give birth to the nation’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Offering yet another indication of the importance of making Paterson a cleaner city to his administration, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced the launch of the “Green Team” at a city hall press conference on Friday. Donning their new green t-shirts Sayegh said the volunteers, which make ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Habitat for Humanity kicked off an aggressive fundraising campaign by appealing to the hearts, and stomachs, of over 100 supporters, donors, and volunteers of the organization on Thursday. Held at the Paterson Museum, A Taste of Paterson featured the cuisine of 14 food ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Efforts to build “ecosytems of innovation” in Passaic County took a step forward on Wednesday with the announcement of $100,000 in planning funds from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). Joined by leaders from the government, academic, and business sectors on the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Making good on his promise to utilize relationships he has developed with stakeholders and decision makers well beyond the city’s border, Mayor Andre Sayegh recently welcomed Tim Sullivan, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), to Paterson.  A state agency ...

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PATERSON, NJ - 21 years ago Bill Rodriguez, a lifelong Paterson resident, took a job as a “can man” during the administration of Mayor Marty Barnes. After steadily rising through the ranks, Rodriguez is now serving as the city’s Department of Public Works. For 17 other city residents, members of ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  Traditionally recognized the first Monday of September, Labor Day, was created by the labor movement and is, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  While New York's was the first legislature to introduce a ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Homeless and under housed residents in the City of Paterson will benefit from more than $5.4 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), according to an announcement made by Congressman Bill ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A busy intersection in the city’s 5th Ward is more pedestrian and business friendly thanks to the efforts of Department of Public  Works employees out early Monday, under a sweltering sun, repainting crosswalks and lane markings as well as installing new street and traffic ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $1,544,606 in Housing Choice Vouchers to the Paterson Housing Authority.  These HUD grants will be used for the relocation of current members of the Riverside ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Growing up in Paterson, Anthony Ritter said, “things were tough” but he always had everything he needed. The youngest of ten children, however, he didn’t always have what he wanted. To resolve that, he recalled for TAPinto Paterson, Ritter resorted to robbing and stealing. Not shy ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson residents Ozzie Stewart and Sha’quan Lennon woke up jobless on Thursday, but by lunchtime the 63-year-old Marine veteran and 20-year-old-father to be had an opportunity to apply for one of 24 jobs being created as part of a program unveiled by Mayor Andre Sayegh on the steps ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The site of the former Paterson Armory is set to be transformed into a mixed use development project featuring 138 residential units, 10,000 square feet of retail space, and potential amenities to include a rooftop pool, restaurant with outside terrace, and passive park space, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- “A city that is moving up.”  That’s how George Pahiakos described Paterson just minutes before Mayor Andre Sayegh cut a red ribbon to welcome the new businesses owner to Center City Mall. Describing it as a “big box store in a small package,” Pahiakos’ Ace Hardware and Benjamin ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Saying that their goal was to bring the application process to join the ranks of the Paterson Fire Department to “every ward and every resident,” Fire Chief Brian McDermott addressed members of the city council on Tuesday to increase awareness of the Department’s aggressive ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Standing beside two diesel powered trolleys on the site that the Paterson Art Factory calls home on Tuesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh showed that he is wasting no time in moving ahead on efforts to make the Great Falls, and the area around it, the centerpiece of the city’s much anticipated ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The anticipated transformation of Riverside Terrace in the city’s 3rd Ward took another step forward on Tuesday with the announcement that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has officially approved the plan to demolish the current units. Recalling making the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Making good on a commitment to “have Paterson’s back,” Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Thursday extending the deadline for city officials to take advantage of $130 million in tax credits for local development projects by a year. On Wednesday, just prior to heading to ...

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