New Jersey Economic Development Authority CEO Tim Sullivan speaks at a press conference in Berkeley Heights to announce the expansion of fintech Fiserv Inc. in New Jersey, adding, 1,927 jobs to an already exisiting 1,063 jobs, on Sept. 30, 2021.
Sep 12, 2022

NJEDA leader: How NJ will reclaim top spot in innovation

Tim Sullivan, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, sat down with NJBIZ for a wide-ranging discussion about the state's initiative to reclaim its leadership position in innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as challenges, priorities, goals and top issues for the rest of 2022 and beyond.

Queen Elizabeth II
Sep 9, 2022

New Jersey leaders remember Queen Elizabeth

“What a tremendous life she lived," Gov. Phil Murphy said of the monarch, who passed away at the age of 96. “In New Jersey, her reign coincided with the strengthening of economic and social ties with the United Kingdom,” he added. “And for the many British citizens living in New Jersey, she remained a singular point of connection with their native soil.”

Tom Bracken, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce president and CEO
Sep 9, 2022

OPINION: Let’s be honest about the $740B US Inflation Reduction Act

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Bracken gets real about the Inflation Reduction Act's implications in the Garden State.

Sep 8, 2022

State announces $26M for preschool expansion

The aid will help 27 districts to establish or grow existing programs, ultimately increasing New Jersey's total seats to be able to accommodate nearly 70,000 children.

Sep 8, 2022

State adopts updated guidance for locating warehouses

The document was developed by the Office of Planning Advocacy in the Department of State for local governments to use when revising their master plans, zoning and development standards, and when reviewing development applications.

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Sep 7, 2022

Bergen County opens new round of small business grants

Funded through American Rescue Plan dollars, the program will provide up to $2,500 to put toward costs or expenses incurred as a result of the pandemic.

JUUL e-cigarette
Sep 7, 2022

New Jersey part of $438.5M multistate JUUL settlement

The agreement wraps up a two-year, bipartisan investigation into the company's marketing and sales practices—particularly when it comes to targeting minors. Depending on the payment terms the e-cigarette manufacturer selects, the Garden State will receive at least $33 million.

Sep 6, 2022

DCR advances Local 11 case alleging bias, racism

The findings center around allegations regarding the conduct and actions of the chapter's former business manager, including violating the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination by giving preferential job-assignment treatment to white members, maintaining a union hall climate where racial slurs were tolerated, and retaliating against a Black member after she spoke up against that conduct.

Chrissy Buteas and Christopher Emigholz
Sep 6, 2022

Gov’t affairs chief Buteas departs NJBIA

Current Vice President Christopher Emigholz has been tapped to fill the role, while the organization also announced elevations for two others in the department.

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Sep 2, 2022

Bipartisan legislation would combat congestion pricing, ‘unjust taxation’

“This is an issue that warrants no debate; on both sides of the aisle, we can all agree that we must protect our residents from unfair and inordinate taxation from other states,” the governor said announcing the measures. “The proposals I’m announcing today, while supporting our hard-working residents in their efforts to dispute such taxation, will help promote employment in New Jersey and[...]

Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development site in Neptune
Sep 1, 2022

New one-stop career center opens in Neptune

“On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, we are thrilled to offer job seekers and employers a place that will offer a full range of services for our local businesses and job seekers alike,” Commissioner Director Thomas Arnonen said during a ribbon-cutting event for the office.

Gov. Phil Murphy commemorates the one-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida
Sep 1, 2022

Murphy marks state recovery efforts on Ida anniversary

Gov. Phil Murphy visited Hillsborough in Somerset County Sept. 1 to commemorate the anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida and reveal a new resource to help businesses – along with residents, local governments and nonprofits – navigate available federal and state recovery resources.