On Wednesday evening, August 2nd, at the Prudential Center, Newark Alliance, Newark’s leading business roundtable, unveiled its new strategic plan designed to support the revitalization of Newark’s economy. Alliance President and CEO Kimberly McLain, along with special guest Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, discussed the Alliance’s strategic priorities and how they support Newark’s local and regional economies. The long-term strategic plan will serve as an innovative roadmap to guide the Alliance over the next several years as it seeks to pursue innovative workforce strategies and foster inclusive economic growth for Newark residents, businesses and visitors alike.
“The Alliance is well-positioned to be a change agent to cultivate the revitalization of Newark, ensuring the city’s businesses and residents are able to thrive and compete in our 21st century global economy,” said Kimberly McLain, President and CEO of Newark Alliance. “After engaging in constructive conversations with hundreds of local businesses, leaders, stakeholders and residents throughout the city, state, and country, I’m proud of the plan we have created together, as I believe it is a true reflection of the Newark of tomorrow that is possible if we all do our part to help make it happen.”
“Newark Alliance has for many years been an important force for the revitalization of our city. Today, the Alliance is playing a critical role in ensuring that all citizens of Newark benefit from our city’s recent surge of development and investment,” said Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka. “Newark Alliance, under the leadership of Kimberly McLain, is critical to our Hire.Buy.Live. Newark initiative, and the Alliance’s new strategic plan is another step forward toward social, economic and racial justice in Newark.”