Newark CEDC: A Change For Newark Community

Community development programs play a vital role in the society. Since some are not capable or lack the opportunity to explore their potential, they end up in poverty with no one to rescue them from the menace. Community developments initiatives help promote economic developments in various areas as well as improve the standard of living of for most people. Such programs result in the reduction of crime and homelessness. Another advantage is the increase in jobs. Most families that reside in the rural homes are usually the recipients of such programs that positively impact their lives. The programs are funded through grants that are mostly reserved for areas that require special assistance. These economic distributions are utilized to finance various improvements such as in the infrastructure sector.

Newark has witnessed Newark CEDC do marvelous developments for the city since its establishment in 2007. The firm is structured to maintain, attract and flourish businesses as well as advance minute and minority business capacity. Newark CEDC associates with the Newark Department of Economic & Housing Development to build and oversee economic development operations to create and maintain economic growth as well as making wealth for Newark natives. The city has seen change all over the City’s 20 discrete neighborhoods.

Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark CEDC) was reorganized in 2014 to reach out to all development activities and aim at achieving their goals. They welcomed to their team a new leader as part of the indispensable restructure. Kevin Seawright was recently appointed to serve as the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Newark Economic Development Corporation. With him comes restructured business strategies that have created responsive finance segments. Mr. Seawright is an administrative professional in duties in both private and government entities. He has been appointed to showcase efficiencies as a business leader with a strong focus on transforming the community.

Newark CEDC collaborates with other companies that are expanding Newark and help Newark citizens in the step forward. The firm creates businesses throughout the city and its markets as well as giving a helping hand to start up ventures in terms of location decisions. Newark CEDC also focuses on increasing its accessibility to thriving small businesses to make them aware of the help it provides. It is currently upgrading its responsibilities as a clearing house for upcoming entrepreneurs and businesses. Newark CEDC strives to create a diverse economy by identifying essential industries that exude opportunities for job creation and economic development as a whole.

The “New” In New Jersey’s Real Estate Market


After the nationwide downturn in the housing markets that affected every state including the garden state, it appears New Jersey is back and ready to start looking at a resurgence in residency. Its cities are seeing good progress in the housing development cycles and a lot of once abandoned lots and spaces are starting to undergo renovations and add new space. According to NJ Biz, a new set of housing space and retail space is set to take off inside Newark, New Brunswick, and the neighboring cities. Wasseem Boraie has seen these developments and he has said he commends the city leaders for now branching out the housing units instead of sticking to an idea that one giant apartment building would be the driving force for an influx into Newark.

Well, if there’s one person’s word the Newark city leaders should listen to when it comes to new building projects, it’s Wasseem Boraie vice president of Boraie Development LLC, one of the leading real estate developers in the nation. Omar Boraie, an immigrant from Egypt founded the company in the 1970s and wasted no time in starting up the massive overhauls down the Newark and New Brunswick shorelines. Boraie Development LLC’s office itself sprung out of a defunct building that would’ve otherwise been demolished, and as more housing spaces were added and luxury condos sprung up, the city that had basically been a slum started turning into a coveted hub. Wasseem speaks highly of his father for pursuing that project despite what critics who thought that city was unrevivable thought, and it seems the investments put into that have paid off.

New Brunswick isn’t the only place Boraie Development LLC has taken an interest in, Atlantic City which is also undergoing some transformations in its markets has also benefited from Boraie’s housing plans. A 250-unit apartment rise commissioned by Boraie had work begun on it this last spring among other housing projects, one of which just went up for Richard Stockton College in the old Showboat Atlantic City district. Meantime other developments in Newark include the Springfield Avenue Marketplace project that is adding in new buildings up on that street, including a 152-apartment space building that will also include space for shops to be set up. Newark economists are still waiting for that one surge of capital to hit the city, but they are confident that these new projects will attract buyers with that capital.