Like many former industrial cities in the northeast, Trenton is a City with significant challenges - but with real assets upon which to build. The City's central location in a diverse and dense region, between two of the largest markets in the country make for tremendous opportunity. It's growing Latino population are taking risks and opening businesses. The City's historic fabric - with buildings that wow and inspire - can be leveraged and used to build visitation. And let us not forget a strong and growing set of downtown cultural anchors that can form the basis of a strong set of arts, culture, and entertainment offerings. ArtWorks Trenton is a bright star in the City, putting on Art All Night, an annual event that has attracted 30,000 to the City, proving that Trenton can attract visitors.
|Broad Street is an important link between the Sun National Bank Center|
- 10,000 person area - and Mill Hill/Downtown.
|Vacant land is a challenge, but also an opportunity.|
|Trenton's historic fabric is under display along |
Warren Street in downtown Trenton.
|Downtown office workers, many state employees, are critical to driving demand.|
|The Passage Theatre Co. in Mill Hill is a wonderful example of the |
arts and cultural activities that can be found in Downtown Trenton.
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In the meantime, here are a few press clippings to give you an idea of how the report is being used to inform the City's economic development strategy under the new mayor.
Trenton mayor: Economic development tied to 'strong public safety'
5 things Trenton is focusing on to foster economic development
Former Bell building to become mixed-use retail and residential property, expected to boost Trenton economy