Economic Development is one of the long-term goals for the City of Newark. To encourage growth and development, an Economic Development Plan was developed in 2011. While parts of the 2011 Economic Development Plan are outdated, this is the most recent Economic Development plan developed for the City. The City also created the Newark Façade Improvement Program, aimed to help local small businesses. In addition, the City works with The Newark Partnership, a nonprofit organization focused on developing and fostering community downtown. For more information on Economic Development, see the links to the left.