Greater Trenton, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting economic revitalization in New Jersey’s capital city, will hold its First Annual Capital City Economic Outlook (Capital CEO) event on May 23, 2019 at the headquarters of New Jersey REALTORS from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The event, which is nearly sold out, will feature opening remarks by City of Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, a keynote address from Greater Trenton CEO George Sowa, and comments from Bryn Mawr Trust Bank President Kevin Tylus. Attendees will learn about the groundwork and visioning happening in Trenton and the necessary steps to ensure that these and future projects are successful.

“We thank Bryn Mawr Trust for being this year’s presenting sponsor,” said George Sowa, CEO of Greater Trenton. “We look forward to holding our first annual Capital City Economic Outlook event to help focus attention on Trenton, highlight the many assets and opportunities that exist throughout the city, and build consensus to ensure that projects of consequence move forward.”

Following the success of Greater Trenton’s First Annual Caren Franzini Capital City Award Celebration on December 6, 2018, the First Annual Capital CEO event will convene business, community, industry, and elected leaders for an evening of economic development insights around the great assets, opportunities and initiatives in New Jersey’s Capital City.

“When organizations, community stakeholders, counties and elected officials come together around advancing a city, great things happen,” said Greater Trenton Chair Anthony “Skip” Cimino. “This event will convene constituents around economic development as Greater Trenton continues to play a key role working with city, county, state, business and community leaders to help catalyze redevelopment efforts in the city.”

“Greater Trenton has been, and continues to be, a great partner working with the city, state, county and business community to champion economic revitalization efforts in our historic Capital City,” said Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora. “This gathering will help shine a spotlight on Trenton as a premier attraction and hotspot for development ahead of the city’s 250th Anniversary of our Nation in 2026.”

“Trenton’s illustrious past is motivation for its resurgence in today’s modern economy.  Bryn Mawr Trust looks forward to participating with the business community in its all-important role to insspire Trenton’s future,” commented BMT Bank President, Kevin Tylus.

Happening on the third floor of the headquarters of New Jersey Realtors, attendees will enjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres while interacting with business leaders, architects, developers, bankers, insurance professionals, wealth managers and community coalition builders.

“There’s a lot of momentum in Trenton right now,” said Bernie Flynn, Chair of Greater Trenton’s Advisory Committee. “This event will highlight myriad projects and initiatives bubbling up in New Jersey’s Capital City while also setting the stage and vision for a city on the rise.”

Greater Trenton’s Journalism and Communications Program Scholarships will be awarded to two Trenton Central High School Seniors, who will work during the summer as writers for TrentonDaily.

“I’m very excited to present our paid internship and scholarship award to two exceptional Trenton Central High School seniors,” said Bryan Evans, Greater Trenton’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “This initiative offers a tremendous opportunity to not only strengthen a passion for writing, but to also help bolster a positive narrative for Trenton from bright students who live in and understand the community.”

The event is almost sold out. Those interested in attending must register at www.greatertrenton.org/CapitalCEO or call 609-GREATER (609.473-2837) as soon as possible or by May 15th the latest.

Greater Trenton’s Capital City Economic Outlook
May 23, 2019 | 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
New Jersey REALTORS
10 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, NJ

About Greater Trenton

Greater Trenton is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses private funding and a network of collaborative relationships to advance economic revitalization efforts in the state’s capital city. Greater Trenton facilitates the development and revitalization of downtown Trenton by serving as an expert resource to businesses, developers, and community partners. Formed in the fall of 2015, Greater Trenton’s key objectives include coordinating downtown economic development projects; providing one-stop support and information for investors interested in taking on new projects; reaching out to potential residential, commercial and/or retail investors and tenants; supporting and promoting existing downtown initiatives; engaging downtown stakeholders in a strategic economic development plan; and developing investment marketing strategies.

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