Sep 2, 2013

North Jersey ports rebounded from Sandy, but agency preparing for next storm

When Hurricane Sandy whipped through the state, it left $2 billion in damage to properties of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, from its PATH stations to electrical and mechanical systems at the World Trade Center site.

Aug 30, 2013

State developing resources to encourage a new wave of entrepreneurial executives

Oftentimes, the best approach to growth is to take stock of your assets and work like crazy to bring them to their full potential. Such is the case for New Jersey: There's plenty to work with, but its business climate hasn't always offered entrepreneurs the best environment for achieving success.

Aug 29, 2013

SBA says it will ‘remain committed’ to Sandy victims after tongue-lashing from Christie

The business community in New Jersey has always enjoyed a positive relationship with Gov. Chris Christie.

Aug 27, 2013

State takes wraps off 75M Sandy recovery program for development, small businesses

State officials will steer $75 million in federal funds toward development, downtown revitalization and financing for small businesses in regions impacted by Hurricane Sandy, following approval today of a new program by the Economic Development Authority.

Aug 26, 2013

On anniversary of women’s suffrage, minimum wage fight gets spotlight

To commemorate Women's Equality Day — the anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the United States — elected officials joined women from a variety of organizations on the steps of the Statehouse, in Trenton, to push voters to approve a minimum wage increase this November.

Aug 26, 2013

Washington to assist NJ Transit in improving system to withstand major storm

The state is teaming with the federal government to design a localized electric grid for NJ Transit, a move aimed at ensuring its busy rail network stays up and running during the next Hurricane Sandy or emergency.

Aug 23, 2013

Helping businesses make sense of health reform, future of employee coverage

The MidJersey Chamber of Commerce will explore the future of health care while helping businesses figure out how to comply with the Affordable Care Act during a daylong conference Sept. 10 in New Brunswick.

Aug 22, 2013

Environmental groups renew calls to block offshore gas pipeline

Environmental advocates have filed documents with the federal government protesting a controversial plan for a liquefied natural gas facility off the coast of Sandy Hook.

Aug 22, 2013

Biggest hospital systems say expansion is critical as ACA changes landscape

Two years ago, the Hackensack University Medical Center system had revenues of about $1.1 billion.
But that wasn't enough for CEO Robert Garrett, who saw an opportunity to cement its leadership role and a need to expand to survive changes in the 2010 health care reform law.

Aug 21, 2013

Stakeholders speculate on expected conditional veto of corporate incentives overhaul

Now that a bill to remake the state's business incentives has cleared the Legislature, stakeholders have turned their attention to how and when Gov. Chris Christie will tweak the Economic Opportunity Act through an expected conditional veto.

Aug 20, 2013

U.S. announces 12M loan guarantee to Newark

The federal government is guaranteeing $12 million in business loans aimed at spurring development and creating at least 350 new jobs in Newark, an agency announced today.

Aug 20, 2013

Cranford pizza shop owner pushes for pathway to citizenship for immigrants

At Il Giardino Pizza, in Cranford, it takes four people to keep the eatery up and running. There's Anthony Scuderi, the owner, who's on site roughly 12 hours a day, six days a week. And then there are his three employees — all of whom are from Mexico and willing to work the grueling 12-hour days he said many Americans scoff at.