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About Us

About Us



Our Community Prosperity Starts in Greater Newark


Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance exists to promote, support, and celebrate a vibrant and sustainable Greater Newark, NJ. We’re here to help communities and independent businesses connect and thrive.

Our community prosperity starts here, in our Greater Newark community. Forward Ever helps keep locally-owned businesses in business, and get them to connect and work together to create healthy, vibrant communities. We work with local businesses to help them reach new customers and create networks that bring local food producers, service providers, manufacturers, retailers and restaurants together so they can continue to invest in and support our local economy. We educate policymakers and major corporations about the economic benefits spending their procurement dollars locally, and help people understand that every purchase is the power of choice, the power to strengthen & enrich your community when you buy local.


Forward Ever envisions a thriving, collaborative community where local businesses are prosperous, and contribute to a healthy environment and the wealth and well-being of all citizens.

We provide a forum for local, independently owned businesses that have the autonomy to make any transformational change in their business that they can imagine…reexamining where they buy their goods and services, how to consume energy and handle waste and recycling, grow and distribute our food, build homes, and even, how to define success in business.

Forward Ever will support a community of innovators in green building, urban agriculture, renewable energy, support independent businesses in city centers, and mentor a new breed of entrepreneurs that have designed their business with a sustainable vision.

Our Core Competencies

As a non-profit network of local, independently owned Essex County 
businesses and supporters, we facilitate sustainable economic development by providing:

Market Development: Designing and engaging in public promotion, education campaigns and market development that creates opportunities for independent and sustainable economy businesses.

Education: Facilitate technical assistance for businesses, residents, and government that builds our community’s capacity to participate in the opportunities of a sustainable economy.

Connections: Connecting businesses and funders to each other to share best practices and do more business together.

Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance is an affiliate network of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.