Kevin Seawright has recently been announced as the new leader of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, PR Newswire reports. Seawright is a well known figure to those who have their finger on the pulse of community programs and local government leadership in the northeast of the US. The man newly appointed by the Newark CEDC has held many positions within the City of Baltimore government as he assisted in improving the financial and community based image of the city. Seawright has spent a large amount of his career in Baltimore and is often seen as one of the reasons the city saw an increase in financial savings and community outreach during his period of time as a city official.
The Newark CEDC is now hoping the same levels of success can be transferred to his work in New Jersey where the organization is hoping to improve its success rate at providing financial and real estate improvements to the lives of its citizens. Under the leadership of Seawright the Newark CEDC is hoping to improve the number of real estate developments it provides loans and advice for, including those to improve existing buildings to provide a kick start to struggling neighborhoods. Entrepreneurship is another area Kevin Seawright and the Newark CEDC will be hoping to see a great increase in the number of programs begun. The CEDC provides advice and funding options to small business within the community and is looking to the private sector skills of Seawright to improve performance in these areas.