Oct 8, 2012

PSEG chief, Senate president make business case for higher ed bond

“New Jersey is serious about attracting the high-tech jobs of the future,” said Tom Kean, the last governor to fund such a measure.

Oct 4, 2012

Senate set to vote on expedited foreclosures, health benefits exchange

Other bills up for a vote include a measure that would establish a “clean car” commission and another that would bar workers compensation claimants from being billed for approved medical services.

Oct 4, 2012

State outreach to Latino-owned business reaps rewards

Officials draw praise from Goya Foods for responsiveness when it came to keeping its operations in New Jersey, as opposed to going out of state.

Oct 3, 2012

SBA program offers opportunities for urban businesses

New Jersey's urban entrepreneurs can take advantage of a program sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration that will coach them on how to raise capital, then bring them to New York to pitch their businesses to bankers and investors.

Oct 1, 2012

Christie increases funding to community health centers

Gov. Chris Christie announced today an additional $10 million in funding is included in the 2013 fiscal year budget for community health centers, bringing the total funding amount to $50 million.

Oct 1, 2012

Additional family leave reporting requirements would be burdensome, group says

Calling it “information overload,” a business group is shooting down a state senator's proposal for more notification about the state's family leave program, saying the new requirements would be burdensome for businesses.

Sep 28, 2012

Building contractors support state transportation infrastructure bank

A proposal to establish a new state transportation infrastructure bank is receiving backing from contractors, who see it as a means of tapping a new federal transportation financing program.

Sep 27, 2012

Christie calls on South Jersey chamber for support, says Trenton spending must stop

Gov. Chris Christie delivered a stinging rebuke to Democratic legislators and called on business leaders to back his agenda at a speech to the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey today.

Sep 27, 2012

Environmental case unlikely to ease liability, exposure for businesses in contaminated sites

But expert says the decision may make the DEP more vigilant about investigations, which could make it tougher to companies.

Sep 26, 2012

Working to bring manufacturing jobs back to U.S. shores

Federal program aims to reward employers who work to reverse decades-long process of outsourcing jobs.

Sep 26, 2012

Guadagno touts SBA grant as key tool to get N.J. companies into exporting

Funding will go to training and marketing, in order to help New Jersey grow its base of small-business exporters.

Sep 21, 2012

Christie signs Permit Extension Act, vetoes bill seeking fracking ban

Both issues were hotly contested by industry and environmentalists, who clashed over the potential for development in protected areas and the potential consequence of hydraulic fracturing.