Emily Manz

Chief Business Development Officer + Director of Marketing

Emily Manz is Chief Business Development Officer and Director of Marketing for Invest Newark, the city of Newark’s economic development agency. Manz has a decade of economic development experience and leads the organization in supporting the growth of Newark’s businesses and communicating Newark’s unique strengths and advantages. 

Manz previously served as the Executive Director of Preservation New Jersey, the owner of EMI Strategy, a boutique economic development events and marketing firm, a senior consultant at the lead generation firm OCO Global and an associate at Brick City Development Corp.  

A Newark resident for over a decade, Manz has deep connections to civic organizations, serving over the years on the boards of Gallery Aferro, FP Youth Outcry’s HUBB, Downtown New Jersey and Congregation Ahavas Sholom. In 2012, Manz co-founded the company Have You Met Newark Tours which has a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor and offers food tours, walking tours, hop-on bus tours, public art tours, and pub crawls.