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Stuart Z. Koperweis, President
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A Record of Success!

In the post-recession years of the 1990s, aggregate urban growth resumed. This was mainly due to the powerful economic performance of Jersey City, which has distanced itself economically from the rest of urban New Jersey.

From Rutgers Regional Report
Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
New Jersey Cities in the 1990s: An Updated Employment Report Card


Continental Properties, Great Neck. NY
Developer of mixed-use retail/residential site utilizing Federal Historical Tax Credits

Greater Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, Asbury Park. NJ
A public organization dedicated to the economic and business development in the region.

Jersey City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Jersey City. NJ
A Company dedicated to the stimulation of industrial and commercial growth in Jersey City.

Jacobs Enterprises, Inc., Clifton, NJ
Developer of Shopping Centers requiring Transportation grants and Environmental Tax Credits

K. Hovnanian Companies Northeast, Inc., Edison, NJ
Developer of residential and mixed -use sites seeking Economic Impact Studies and Incentives

Main Street Business Alliance, Inc., Hackensack, NJ
Developed and implemented a Special Improvement District.

Township of Teaneck, Teaneck, NJ
Provided report on existing conditions, recommend new organizational structures with costs and timelines for implementation - Review all economic development activity and documents

Bloomfield Center Alliance, Inc., Bloomfield, NJ
Oversee all facets of the SID operations, including public/private resources and redevelopment.

MPPPS Associates
A respected company dedicated to expediting and facilitating public-private partnerships throughout the state, maximizing government and non-government resources. Act as intermediary between corporations and municipal government; conduct real estate analysis, economic development impact studies, and data research; develop, implement and manage Special Improvement Districts (SID) and Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZ), as well as, create marketing promotions for business attraction and retention programs. Managed over $35 million in development projects and $55 million in UEZ programs.


“Stuart Z. Koperweis, the energetic and effective president of the JCEDC, just produced a compelling 11-minute video of the virtues of his city. A coup was getting Mort Zuckerman, publisher of The Daily News…”
“It was essential that we build the new printing press”, Zuckerman said. “We decided to locate in Jersey City, literally as a life-and-death decision for the newspaper… I would say if we are happy here, it would be a flagship for many other companies…”

From - New Jersey Business- interview with Koperweis by James T. Prior, Editor-in-chief

Marketing & Promotion
  • Liaison between public and private sectors in urban development projects, responsible for the creation of Wall Street West and the relocation of many New York F.I.R.E industry companies to Jersey City.

  • Created slogan America's Golden Door(TM). Wrote and produced Jersey City, America's Golden Door promotional video, featured in the New Jersey Business magazine.

  • Established H.U.B. - Holistic Urban Building concept.
  • Jersey City - Five Year Strategic Plan for Economic Development.
  • Transit Oriented Development report - Impact on local government and community.
Regarding HUB, founded by Stuart Z. Koperweis, a process of putting programs in place that bring long-term growth for all residents and businesses, not just selected ones, Mayor Schundler proclaims:
“Hub’s success speaks for itself. Just drive along MLK Drive and Journal Square and see the community’s new economic foundation.”

From New Jersey Business: Jersey City, Economic Development Supplement,


“The city’s impetuous rebirth is a niche apart form others…”
Under the leadership of Stuart Z. Koperweis at the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, “…scores of dilapidated facades from six shopping corridors were restored to turn-of-the-century architectural motifs.” And, the “art mural-the second largest in the United States- artistically conveys the city’s resurgence…” to name but a few programs developed by Mr. Koperweis.

From Plants Sites & Parks, Regarding HUB Headline “Jersey City’s Holistic Urban Building”

Notable Achievements

  • Managed a $7.5 million redesign of public space funded by four different public sources

  • Created a Joint Venture Partnership that developed an $18 million Shopping center.

  • Secured $2.4 million federal grant for urban lending initiatives for small business owners.

  • Established matching grants for Special Improvement Districts (SID's); launched four (4) SID's.

  • Obtained $940,000 in transportation funding for Passaic County.

  • Associate Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University: Marketing: Entrepreneurial Government
  • As the individual city data …reveal, virtually all of the urban “rebirth” has been the province of Jersey City which accounted for 91 percent (10,200 jobs out of 11,300 jobs) of the urban employment gains… The vast inventory of waterfront office space began to fill up quite smartly. The key, of course, for all of urban new Jersey is to identify elements similar to those that spurred Jersey City (sic) economy and replicate and adapt them to individual situations in the state’s other urban areas.

    From Rutgers Regional Report
    Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
    New Jersey Cities in the 1990s: An Updated Employment Report Card

    National Conference for Community and Justice - Humanitarian Award - 2000 Stanton Award, Area Development Council - 1999 10 statewide / local awards for Urban Development and for Media Productions

    “We were excited to know that the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation was capable of providing us with a ‘one-stop shopping’ location… The ability to have… reliable service…enabled us to secure Jersey City as the new site for Goldman Sachs!… We are grateful…”

    Seena Stein, Newmark & Company


    National Conference for Community and Justice, Hudson County Chapter, Member Board of Directors
    Downtown New Jersey, Member Board of Directors
    Sister Cities International (SCI)
    New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce
    International Council for Shopping Centers(ICSC)
    Urban Land Institute

    However, Jersey City actually secured significant gains in employment share …, a reflection of its uniquely high rate of job growth…

    From Rutgers Regional Report
    Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
    New Jersey Cities in the 1990s: An Updated Employment Report Card

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