Contact the NJ Business Action Center
NJ Department of State
P.O. Box 820
Trenton, NJ 08625-0820

Tel: (866) 534-7789
Fax: (609) 292-5509


Schools and Smart Growth

Imagine schools that become the center of communities, offering everything from early childhood through adult education...placed in well-planned communities where residents can safely walk or bike to them.

The office encourages progressive community use of schools as libraries, health resources or arts centers — and imagines learning facilities linked to high-tech business, civic programs and more.

The largest school construction and reconstruction initiative in the history of New Jersey — and the most ambitious school-building initiative in the nation — creates an unprecedented opportunity to more fully integrate bricks and mortar into the fabric of communities.

The location and design of our learning facilities is central to achieving the goals of the State Plan.

The office is working for other state agencies to leverage the opportunity created by the $12.3 billion Educational Facilities Construction and Reconstruction Act. For a free copy of a new publication, Creating Communities of Learning: Schools and Smart Growth in New Jersey, order from our online publications catalog.