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McWhite appointed D&I director for NJCRC

Wesley McWhite III will lead the Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s office in charge of establishing and administering practices and procedures to bring socially and economically disadvantaged New Jerseyans into the state's medical and adult use cannabis industries.

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Cannabis Regulatory Commission releases initial rules

After an hour of delays attributed to technical difficulties, the group convened in a public meeting in front of nearly 1,000 New Jerseyans to lay out the groundwork paving the way for the state's adult use industry, which included the prioritization of social equity, diversely owned and impact zone businesses; easing access to the market for entrepreneurs; working with municipal partners; and laying a foundation of safety.

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Newark, NJ

NJ revises its oldest business incentives

Under an expansion and revival of the Urban Enterprise Zone program, first established in 1983, the state will set aside $42.5 million through the end of June 2022 for grants, tax breaks, revolving loans and other support for businesses that open in some of the state’s most impoverished communities.

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Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - May 8 2012: New Jersey Transit commuter trains and platform at the Erie Lackawanna rail terminal in Hoboken New Jersey

The road ahead

New Jersey supporters say the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package moving through Congress could bring billions of dollars for the state’s crumbling roads, bridges, rails and tunnels. But many on the transportation side contend the historic infusion of cash means public leaders need to take a hard look at how citizens get around.

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