The delegation from New Jersey visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park during the economic mission to East Asia.
Oct 23, 2023

East Asia economic mission wraps up (slideshow)

Among the many developments during the last leg of the trip included a Memorandum of Understanding between BioNJ and Taiwan BIO to support life sciences companies in New Jersey and Taiwan.

During the South Korea leg of the Gov. Phil Murphy-led economic mission through East Asia, several developments included the signing of academic agreements as well as Memorandums of Understanding between higher educations institutions and other organizations.
Oct 20, 2023

Murphy-led East Asia economic mission adds final stop in Taiwan

Choose NJ, which coordinated, financed and organized the trip, will establish its fifth international office in the country — creating an "once-in-a-generation opportunity to unleash unprecedented growth and prosperity for both New Jersey and the Asia-Pacific region, especially Taiwan," according to the governor.

Empty office
Oct 20, 2023

NJ jobs report shows September slowdown

Garden State Initiative President Regina Egea cautioned that latest figures forecast economic storm clouds gathering over the Garden State in the months ahead.

Oct 18, 2023

Sciarrotta – 40-year department vet – appointed taxation division’s acting director

Marita Sciarrotta began her career with the office in high school, working part time performing clerical work. Most recently, she served as deputy director of the unit.

The 2023 State Chamber Legislative and Business Awards reception took place Oct. 11 at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle.
Oct 18, 2023

Chamber awards spark bipartisan, hopeful tone about NJ’s economic future (slideshow)

“Tonight, we are gathered here to honor people who have helped New Jersey gain some recognition over the years,” said New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Bracken at the biannual Legislative and Business Awards Reception. “There’s a lot of good news going around New Jersey right now.”

During New Jersey's economic mission to East Asia, Rutgers University and CMIC CMO USA Corp., a subsidiary of Japan’s top contract development and manufacturing organization CMIC CMO Co. Ltd., announced a partnership to establish a Center of Excellence in Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing that will be co-located at CMIC’s 224,000 square-foot facility in Cranbury. - NJ GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
Oct 18, 2023

Murphy-led East Asia economic mission produces more partnerships

“As we face a new century of challenges and opportunities, we have a historic opportunity to take our partnership to new heights. And I believe there is no better partner for Japan than New Jersey," Gov. Phil Murphy said during the first leg of the trip.

During a Sept. 8 ceremony at the State House in Trenton, Secretary of State Tahesha Way was officially announced and sworn in as New Jersey’s lieutenant governor, succeeding the late Sheila Oliver.
Oct 17, 2023

New laws provide matchmaking, mentors to support NJ’s small businesses

“As a result of this legislation, and in partnership with the Department of the Treasury and chambers of commerce across the state, the [New Jersey Business Action Center] will continue to help ensure that all New Jerseyans – including minority, women, and veteran business owners – are best positioned to reap the full benefits of our growing economy," said acting Gov. Tahesha Way.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Fukui Prefecture Lt. Gov. Yasuhiro Nakamura signed a Memorandum of Understanding that expands a partnership between New Jersey and Fukui Prefecture, Japan.
Oct 16, 2023

NJ’s East Asia economic mission underway (slideshow)

Funded and coordinated by Choose New Jersey and led by Gov. Phil Murphy, the trip kicked off in Japan with key developments already taking place.

“We identified the most common pieces keeping [Unemployment Insurance] claims from moving forward, and we created tools to help claimants and our agents reach a resolution quicker so workers can get all the benefits they’re due in a more timely manner," said Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor Robert Asaro-Angelo, shown in May 2020.
Oct 16, 2023

$11M grant is improving NJ’s unemployment system

According to state Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo, “We identified the most common pieces keeping claims from moving forward, and we created tools to help claimants and our agents reach a resolution quicker so workers can get all the benefits they’re due in a more timely manner.”

“The Middlesex County Business Summit began as a simple idea to bring business owners, entrepreneurs, and key individuals from industry and government together to forge connections, discuss vital ideas, collaborate, and learn from one another,” said Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald Rios during his opening remarks at the Seventh Annual Middlesex County Business Summit on Sept. 26, held at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.
Oct 16, 2023

Summit shines light on Middlesex County business climate

Gov. Phil Murphy and MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle were just two of the distinguished guests at the annual event, which was organized around the theme of “The Future Belongs to Those Who Build it."

Held at New Jersey Institute of Technology on Oct. 12, Newark Forward was designed to showcase the Brick City as a premier destination for business owners, industry captains and entrepreneurs.
Oct 13, 2023

‘Newark Forward’ showcases city as premier business destination

"Newark is a family," Mayor Ras Baraka said at the event. "When you come to Newark, you are part of a larger ecosystem that exists to help you succeed.”

Paycheck Protection Program
Oct 13, 2023

3 Middlesex County residents admit $2.1M COVID fraud

“Enormous amounts of financial relief went to those Americans who were struggling with this unprecedented pandemic, but, sadly, a number of people saw this difficult time as an opportunity to enrich themselves illicitly,” said U.S Attorney Philip Sellinger.