Nov 28, 2012

Sweeney blasts inaction on wind

Lawmakers and an environmental group today said New Jersey stands to make significant environmental and economic gains from the development of offshore wind, but only if state and federal officials act soon.

Nov 28, 2012

Christie taps ex-federal prosecutor to coordinate Sandy recovery effort

Gov. Chris Christie today named Marc Ferzan, a managing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, to a cabinet-level position from which he will direct recovery efforts as the state looks to rebound from Hurricane Sandy.

Nov 28, 2012

ShopRite project moving ahead, but attorney says roadblocks remain

A Wyckoff grocery store that’s been the scene of a pitched battle for more than two years got approval from the town planning board, but a lawyer says the project’s opponents aren’t going away.

Nov 27, 2012

NJTV gets grant to archive NJN assets

Four decades of New Jersey television history could soon be preserved for decades to come, thanks to new funding from a New Jersey nonprofit foundation.

Nov 27, 2012

Chamber puts disaster-recovery focus on Walk to Washington

The annual trip to the capital will feature panel discussions on rebuilding business in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Nov 21, 2012

An unusual first contract win set up Newark consultancy for neighborhoods projects

BCT Partners got its first contract by default, when the winner was declared ineligible. Since then, it’s been on a roll.

Nov 19, 2012

Business groups set for battle as minimum wage hearings get under way

New Jersey's business groups are boosting their efforts to stop a bill that would increase the state minimum wage to $8.50 an hour and link annual adjustments to the Consumer Price Index.

Nov 15, 2012

EDA board amends incentives policies, approves 5.1 million for Rowan

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority will take a more scientific approach in calculating the maximum internal rate of return for projects seeking assistance under the Economic Redevelopment Growth grant program.

Nov 15, 2012

Retailers form group opposing a privatized lottery

Citing a potential shift in lottery sales from Main Street retailers to big-box wholesalers and online platforms, a coalition of small retailers and unionized workers has launched a grassroots campaign opposing the Gov. Chris Christie administration's plans to privatize the state lottery.

Nov 14, 2012

Small, but promising, Morristown biotech headed to Windy City

Durata Therapeutics cites incentives and impressive talent pool in Chicago as a reason for heading to Illinois.

Nov 14, 2012

Christie sending insurance officials to Sandy-hit counties

Mobile DOBI offices will be set up to help homeowners, businesses with storm-related losses begin process of filing claims.

Nov 13, 2012

Officials table vote on state strategic plan

State planning officials tabled a vote today on a new statewide blueprint for economic development and environmental preservation, citing the need to seek more public comment and incorporate goals that could help battered coastal areas rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.