NRBP lives up to its name by partnering with other organizations that are similarly committed to economic growth in the Newark region and the revitalization of the City of Newark.
While our organization works with dozens of entities to promote activities and events of interest to our members, NRBP has a close working relationship with the following organizations:
Renaissance Newark Foundation
RNF is NRBP’s 501(c)(3) charitable affiliate that supports the organization’s economic development efforts through educational programs and activities that promote Newark’s revitalization. Activities such as the Northeast Corridor Action Plan, Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau, Connect to Newark Tours, making and screening of several Newark film documentaries have been made possible by grants and support of events such as the Annual Reception and Dinner at The Newark Museum and Outing at Roxiticus Golf Club.
The Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation (GNEC) is a 501(c)(3) community development corporation, and Certified CDFI, established to provide small business training through the Urban Entrepreneurs Development Institute (UEDI) and micro loans to entrepreneurs and businesses in low income areas in New Jersey with specific focus on MWBOs. GNEC’s primary purpose is community development, and carries out that mission by supporting small business growth and development, job creation, and providing financial assistance to urban entrepreneurs and small businesses that have the capabilities to operate a successful business yet may be unable to obtain funding through the conventional borrowing process.
Newark CEDC is the primary economic development catalyst for Newark, organized to retain, attract and grow businesses, enhance small and minority business capacity, and spur real estate development within the city. Newark CEDC initiates and executes economic development activities to produce and sustain economic growth, generate jobs and create wealth for the citizens of Newark. The Newark Data Book and Made In Newark initiative are just two examples of current collaboration with this public-private not-for-profit organization.
NRBP and RNF managed the GoNewark website which for years was the only one stop source for Newark leisure activities. In 2013, NRBP was among the leading organizations that worked with the Municipal Council and Booker Administration to form GNCVB. Originally incubated within BCDC, GNCVB now boasts its own staff, new brand (www.newarkhappening.com) and new source of revenue through the innovative creation of a Tourism Improvement District. The organization’s goal is to create business opportunities and jobs by capitalizing on Newark’s strengths to attract more visitors, conferences, events and meetings.