Downtown Trenton 2023 Business Plan Competition

Downtown Trenton 2023 Business Plan Competition

Downtown Trenton 2023 Business Plan Competition

Have a business idea for Downtown Trenton?

Your business plan could win $5,000 towards the lease of a downtown space!*

The Downtown Trenton Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) is excited to announce the Downtown Trenton NPP Business Plan Competition, in collaboration with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at The College of New Jersey.

The competition aims to promote economic growth and development in the area by providing local entrepreneurs with an opportunity to grow their skills and showcase their innovative business ideas.

The competition will be open for entry submissions from May 1st until June 30th.

Participants must meet with an SBDC expert by August 31 and submit a business plan by September 5, 2023. Two winners will be announced by October 31, 2023.

*Lease must be located within the NPP area.

NPP Map Trenton 

About the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP)
The Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) is a five-year grant from the NJ Department of Community Affairs that is designed to generate visible, tangible change in the Downtown Neighborhood driven by local residents and business owners. Downtown Trenton is one of 40 NPP neighborhoods statewide.

Competition Timeline

  • By 6/30: Submit entry form
  • By 8/31: Book at least ONE meeting with SBDC to learn how to start and grow your business, and create a business plan.
  • By 9/5: Submit Business Plan for judges’ review
  • By 10/31: Two winners announced!


Contact Chris: 609-341-4716

For more details, see the complete press release here:


May 01 2023 - Jun 30 2023


8:00 am - 11:55 pm


Apply Online Here
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