A More Inclusive Metuchen
$3,850 raised by 23 donors
The Metuchen Downtown Alliance is a volunteer-based, nonprofit downtown management corporation dedicated to the management and revitalization of the designated Metuchen business district (the District) in partnership with stakeholders, residents, municipal government, and other partners. Since MDA was founded in 2016, Metuchen has seen over 144 business starts, more than $170 million of investment, and added 387 apartments downtown. Volunteers have contributed more than 25,388 hours of their time, valued at over $641,630.
Through this campaign we seek to broaden and deepen our support for minority and women owned business enterprises (MWBE) in Metuchen. The way we hope to do this is three-fold:
1. Business opening grants. MWBE's traditionally are underfunded and lack access to capital. Approximately 1/3 of funds we raise will go towards costs related to new businesses opening.
2. Retail promotions. We hold several retail promotions throughout the year to "make cash registers ring." We'll continue to hold favorites like New Year's Party on the Plaza, Lunar New Year, and Hispanic Heritage Month. Approximately 1/3 of funds we raise will go towards these retail promotions.
3. Finally, innovation is at the heart of all we do. More storefront grants, technology grants, and outdoor dining and third place grants will go to MWBE in Metuchen.
Metuchen Downtown Alliance
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