Progress & Possibilities

Attached please see Link to NJHI first blog posting pertaining to the Paterson Restoration Corporation's September 19th, 2016 Multicultural Food Business Seminar: More >
In case you missed our event on September 19th, you can upload the presentations here: • Topic: Food Industry Trends and Growth Opportunities by Lou Cooperhouse, Director Rutgers Food Innovation Center, President of NJBIN • Topic: Healthy Food Options to Increase Your Profits by Sara Elnakib, RD, MPH, CHES Family & Community Health Sciences Educator Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Passaic County More >
BRIDGETON, NJ — The Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC) has expanded its training programs and its geographic outreach, and will be offering a series of food industry training programs in northern New Jersey in mid-October. These classes will include: a one-day course in Food Business Basics offered on October 18, a three-day food safety course in Preventive Controls for Human Food offered from October 19-21, and a one-day course in Food Industry Sustainability that will be offered on October 24. All classes will be held at 78 John Miller Way, Kearny NJ, 07032, within the Kearny Point Industrial Park. The Rutgers FIC is pleased to be supported by the Paterson... More >
The PRC is assisting with the City of Paterson's Redevelopment Master Plans. the plans are currently undergoing revisions by the Planning Board. As a result, the City is allowed to better focus on types of activities that are being done within specific areas. Current activities of focus are the relocation of School No. 6 and the expansion of commercial corridors. In addition, the PRC anticipates that the increasing development density within the 4th and 5th wards will allow for much needed new housing stock and the creation of new areas for recreation. the updated redevelopment plans will allow for commercial uses on the first floor and residential uses above. The... More >
A Curriculum Development for the HoHokus School that assigns participants by lottery through Human Resources in collaboration with the City of Paterson Department of Public Works, aims to offer training and learning skills related to jobs such as road surfacing, parks, recreation and other trades that will lead to the hiring of those individuals that successfully complete the program. The program will be made possible by funds provided to the City of Paterson by the PRC. More information on this program and PRC's role will be available soon. More >
The Paterson Restoration Corporation (PRC) is establishing a food business incubation program in the City of Paterson, New Jersey, and has acquired a building to be utilized for this purpose located at 163-177 Pennsylvania Avenue. The PRC has also gained funding towards equipment purchase and building renovation, enabling this project to go from its feasibility stage to its implementation strategy quite quickly. The Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIG) was selected to perform a feasibility analysis that assesses global best practices in business incubation, and to determine the business model that will best maximize economic impacts and sustain such an incubation facility in the City of Paterson. In addition, the FIG... More >
Center City Mall—a 320,000-square-foot retail hub, with 1,000 parking spaces, home to Marshalls, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Hamilton & Ward Steakhouse, and more. More >
Paterson Farmers Market—renovated, expanded, and drawing customers daily from across the city and beyond. More >
New Investments in Hospitality—from a hotel and restaurants located conveniently for the growing volume of National Park visitors to new eateries for clientele downtown, the potential to create hotspot destinations within the city is exceptional. More >
Passaic-Bergen Passenger Rail Project—a planned initiative to expand NJ Transit rail service with multiple stops in the City of Paterson, providing direct access to Hackensack and transfer to points beyond. More >