Stuart Z Koperweis

 

Vice President, Center for Creative Placemaking; President, Economic Development Strategists

Prior to joining Millennium Strategies, Inc., Stuart was owner of his consulting firm, S3X Associates, LLC; where he represented numerous Improvement Districts and other economic interests throughout the state of New Jersey. He was also Director of Government/Corporate Relations for Downtown New Jersey, Inc. (DNJ) a state wide organization working with downtowns, provided marketing and business development for Hudson County Community College’s Certificate Program, and served as an adjunct professor for Fairleigh Dickinson University. In his new capacity at Millennium Strategies, Stuart brings with him a valuable combination of both public and private sector experiences regarding economic growth, revitalization and development. He has been instrumental in developing alliances and partnerships with numerous statewide organizations; as well as, assisting both municipal governments and private corporations from New York to Colorado utilizing the moniker “making public/private partnerships simple”. From the effective formation of Special Improvement Districts (SID), Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) programs, Economic Development Corporations (EDC); Transit Oriented Development (TOD) impact studies, and progressive economic incentive programs — embodied in the Holistic Urban Building (HUB) approach — Stuart’s expertise can be seen all across the State of New Jersey. Prior to forming his own company — S3X Associates, LLC, Stuart served in the administration of Mayor Bret Schundler of Jersey City as Chief of Staff. The following year he moved to the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation as President; bringing the corporation from a $1.3 million operation to a $34 million entity, responsible for the meteoric growth of “America’s Golden Door: Jersey City.”