Who We Are

Catalyzing Economic Development Opportunities in Trenton

Greater Trenton is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses private funding and a network of collaborative relationships to advance economic revitalization efforts in Trenton, New Jersey; our state’s capital city.

Formed in the fall of 2015, Greater Trenton’s key objectives include coordinating downtown economic development projects; providing one-stop support and information for investors interested in taking on new projects; reaching out to potential residential, commercial and/or retail investors and tenants; supporting and promoting existing downtown initiatives; engaging downtown stakeholders in a strategic economic development plan; and developing investment marketing strategies.

As part of our utilization of private funding and a network of collaborative relationships to advance economic revitalization in New Jersey’s capital city, we look for every opportunity to celebrate and embrace the city’s diversity, culture, arts, history, food – and everything else that makes Trenton a great place to live, work, play, and do business.

From assisting Trenton residents and businesses impacted by COVID-19 to creating opportunities through high school internship programs to spreading positive narratives about our multifaceted community through TrentonDaily, our core mission is to always embrace diversity and build equity for every current and future Trentonian.

Our Guiding Principles


We build on the strengths of the people, institutions, and history of our community.


We cultivate, value, and support the success of action-oriented partnerships that expand opportunities for those who live, work, play, and invest in Trenton.


We honor our diverse community, we value inclusion, and we work to ensure that our approaches and outcomes create equitable opportunities for all in Trenton.



We are honest and transparent in our work, and we are responsive to our partners and community.


We support practical solutions that will result in positive results for Trenton in the near-term and sustain its revitalization for the long-term.


We undertake efforts that promise to make Trenton a safe, healthy, attractive, and thriving city.