Gov. Phil Murphy, and other officials at the site of the Paulsboro Marine Terminal in December 2020.
Apr 19, 2021

South Jersey Building Trades union tapped for $250M offshore wind hub

Once completed, the Camden County facility at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal will produce steel components known as monopiles, which hoist up the structure of the turbine.

Tom Bracken, CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
Apr 19, 2021

Bracken named to US Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100

Tom Bracken was one of nine executives named to the group, which is tasked with enhancing lobbying and coalition work, recommending programming, and strengthening outreach to the business and chamber communities that cover more than 3 million enterprises nationwide.

NJEDA CEO Tim Sullivan delivers remarks as Gov. Phil Murphy signs Assembly Bill 5446 into law at Jammin’ Crepes in Princeton, on April 12, 2021. (Josue Lora/ NJ Governor's Office).
Apr 19, 2021

Money in the pipeline

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is moving ahead with pre-registration for businesses to apply for some of the $85 million in COVID-19 monetary relief targeted at small businesses and nonprofits, with applications set to formally open at the start of May.

Gov. Phil Murphy delivers his revised Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Address at SHI stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway on Aug. 25, 2020.
Apr 16, 2021

NJ tax collections soar in March; SALT cap workaround big factor

In March 2020, the state brought in $1.2 billion from tax revenue, compared to nearly $1.7 billion last month. New Jersey draws its money from three main sources: sales, income and corporate business taxes.

Reservoir 3 in Jersey City will turn into a public park available to kayakers and walkers.
Apr 16, 2021

Jersey City to break ground on historic reservoir-turned-public park

The city has committed $6 million to preserve the historic pumphouse and fully fund renovations for complete public access to the 14-acre site, which dates back approximately 150 years.

Gov. Phil Murphy marks the opening of New Jersey’s first COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Site and makes an announcement on COVID-19 testing capacity expansion on March 20, 2020 at Bergen Community College in Paramus.
Apr 16, 2021

NJ getting $5.8M from feds for COVID variant testing

The funding will allow the CDC and jurisdictional health departments to conduct, expand and improve activities to sequence, genome and identify mutations.

Apr 16, 2021

HUD to allocate $130M in NJ to increase affordable housing for the homeless

“The Annual Homelessness Assessment Report to Congress shows that there were 9,662 homeless New Jerseyans before the pandemic, a number that has the potential to increase," said HUD Newark Field Office Director Justin Scheid.

Financial Analytics Blur Business Close-Up
Apr 16, 2021

New Jersey Business Action Center to host six part business recovery series

The initiative from the New Jersey Business Action Center will cover topics including financial resources, technical assistance, tips for obtaining government contracts, COVID-19 safety protocols and resources for nonprofits.

Governor Phil Murphy arrives to tour the opening of the Morris County vaccination site, one of New Jersey's planned six vaccine "mega-sites" - at Rockaway Townsquare Mall in 2021.
Apr 16, 2021

NJ’s public health emergency extended

For the 14th time in as many months, Gov. Phil Murphy has renewed the order, which allows the state to reallocate public health resources toward the pandemic.

Business center closed due to COVID-19, sign with sorry in door window. Stores, restaurants, offices, other public places temporarily closed during coronavirus pandemic. Economy hit by corona virus.
Apr 15, 2021

Weekly NJ jobless claims drop 45% as unemployment rate stalls for months

For the week ending April 10, there were 10,743 people in the state who filed for unemployment; according to the U.S. Department of Labor, 19,875 people filed claims the week prior.

Senate President Steve Sweeney at Gov. Phil Murphy’s 2021 Budget Address in Trenton on Feb. 25, 2020.
Apr 15, 2021

Sweeney bill would use roads, utilities, public property to pay for struggling pensions

The Senate president highlighted “water systems, reservoirs, real estate and parking lots” owned by state and municipal governments that could go toward generating revenue under the measure.

Gov. Phil Murphy calls on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build a new AirTrain system on Jan. 22, 2019 at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Apr 15, 2021

Murphy taps Menendez’s son, Christie pick for Port Authority board

Three new members were nominated to the bistate agency as well as one renominated. aThree new members were nominated to the bistate agency, while Kevin McCabe was renominated.