The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, (also known as the Newark CEDC) is a newly formed agency that sole mission is to bring new jobs and economic opportunities to the city of Newark. Through its various programs, which include emphasis on job growth, real estate development, expansion of industry and the arts, health services and other community based growth programs, the Newark CEDC’s focus is on making Newark a better place for everyone to live.
The CEDC is looking to expand its influence in health and health services through better communication to the residents of Newark about health concerns, community programs and outreach. Through the CEDC’s programs, more people will have access to the various programs the city offers that promote good health and more health- conducive lifestyles.
Manufacturing jobs and business are always a staple of any thriving city. The CEDC is stepping out to include increased incentives and programs to spur more manufacturing growth through the city. With jobs comes more opportunity, higher wages, and a better standard of living, both regionally and beyond.
Real estate will also be a focus of the CEDC. A concerted effort to bring in and retain residential and commercial real estate investments is a priority with the CEDC. Not only are new homes and businesses a main concern with the agency, but better living options and conditions for people who already reside in the city will be emphasized as well.
Taking over the managerial reigns of the Newark CEDC is Kevin Seawright, a veteran of large scale projects in both the public and private sectors. Seawright has served as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the city of Baltimore, as well as the Finance Director of the Homeless Services division of the Housing and Community Development Department in Baltimore. Seawright also brings experience in the private sector as a contract and vender negotiator for Tito Contractors. He brings years of experience to the position through his vast knowledge and experience.
The CEDC is looking to make some big progress as they implement these new programs, and they expect to reap huge rewards for their efforts. In short, Newark is heading in the right direction. With the advent of the newly reformed Newark CEDC, great things can be expected going forward into the future.