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Economic & Community Development

The Department of Development is a combination of the Economic and Community Development Departments.  The Department provides a range of programs and services designed to strengthen our community by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities. We work with other City departments, the County, and community-based non-profit organizations to improve the quality of life for our citizens. 

The Department staff value their interactions with residents, businesses, and institutions in order to promote the best ‘live, work, play’ environment for all people.  Our goal is to make this community a place where residents and businesses alike can thrive through our program offerings - from home rehabilitation and repair programs to investment incentives and development opportunities.

Contractor Notice:
With many of our grants we get involved in rehabilitation, reconstruction and demolition of properties. So we welcome any and all contractors to contact us and apply to get on our pre-approved contractor list in order to be able to bid for various contracts.


City of Newark
Department of Development

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Affirmative Marketing and Outreach


The Newark Department of Development encourages minority owned and women owned business participation in the City of Newark’s HUD-assisted programs. We embrace the ideals of equal opportunity access  and fair treatment in contracting, and strive to maximize contracting opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned businesses.


City bids are openly advertised to all, submitted to plans rooms that in turn send the information out to their subscribers. The plans rooms can be accessed at:

Construction Market Data
30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 100
Norcross, GA  30092
1-323-602-5079, ext. 77723
Angel.lazaga AT cmdgroup DOT com

Builders Exchange Inc.
Attn: Laurel Screptock
9555 Rockside Road, Suite 300
Valley View, OH  44125
CThorton AT bxohio DOT com
HVuletic AT bxohio DOT com
ckhalid AT bxohio DOT com

Dodge Data & Analytics
3315 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Davina.jacobs AT construction DOT com
Dodge.bidding AT construction DOT com

Construction Journal
400 SW 7th Street
Stuart, FL  34994
L.Demko AT constructionjournal DOT com

iSq. Ft. Plan Room
%Phipps Reprographics
6920 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH  45236
1-800-364-2059, ext. 8362
content AT constructconnect DOT com

We advertise in The Newark Advocate, and generally post the advertisement on the City website.

MBE-WBE and small business outreach information, including links to resources available can be found at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Equal Opportunity Division (ODAS) at , the City of Columbus Diversity & Inclusion Supplier Diversity at , the Central Ohio Minority Business Association at , and the Good Faith Effort Help | Trade & Focus Journal | at

Subrecipients of CDBG and HOME funds, contractors, and subcontractors, will be required to take affirmative steps to use MBE-WBE firms.  The City will provide training, guidance, and information to Subrecipients about complying with MBE-WBE marketing, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements through the annual mandatory meeting and through regular correspondence that occurs throughout the program year.

Minority owned and women owned business owners, who wish to be placed on a mailing list for contracting opportunities involving the HUD programs, can contact the Department of Development at 740-670-7530.

Click here for information: MBE and WBE Plan
Interested in learning about WBE, Click here for information:
Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council at

Contact Information: 

40 West Main Street
4th Floor, Suite 407

Newark, Ohio 43055
Main Phone: (740) 670-7530
Fax: (740) 349-6697

Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday


Mark Mauter, Development Director
    Phone: (740) 670-7533
    Email: mmauter AT newarkohio DOT net