ABOUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGISTS
Stuart Z Koperweis, president of Economic Development Strategists, brings an especially valuable combination of both public and private sector experiences in community development and economic growth. He has been instrumental in forging alliances and partnerships with numerous statewide organizations—assisting both municipal governments and private corporations while serving under U.S. Congressmen and Mayors. Mr. Koperweis is dedicated to facilitating and expediting public / private partnerships to encourage Economic Growth, Revitalization and Development.
In 2012, Mr. Koperweis started the Economic Development Division at Millennium Strategies, LLC growing the multifaceted grant writing and disaster relief company. Prior to joining Millennium Strategies, he was owner of the independent consulting firm, S3X Associates, LLC where he became known as the expert on and the “go to” person for Improvement Districts; as well as Public/Private Partnership and economic revitalization issues in the State of New Jersey.
As Director of Government/Corporate Relations for Downtown New Jersey, Inc., (DNJ, a statewide organization) he forged new policies and programs to support economic strategies for municipalities. He has also provided marketing and business development for Hudson Community College’s Certificate Program, as well as lecturing as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
In the early 2000’s, recognizing the vast potential and under-utilized assets of Asbury Park, he took on the challenge of reinvigorating the Greater Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce; and has been seen as a catalyst for the artistic and economic resurgence. His work of combining the Arts with Economics continues today as a co-founder of the Center for Creative Placemaking (CCP).
In the 1990’s, with the Election of a new Mayor in Jersey City, Mr. Koperweis joined the administration as Chief of Staff. The following year he moved to the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation as President; where he directed the phenomenal and successful growth of the City, attracting thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in private investments.