Flood-damaged downtown Millburn following Hurricane Ida in September 2021.
Sep 17, 2021

Over 600 apply for Ida biz-relief grant, with more funds still available

Tim Sullivan – head of the NJEDA, which is overseeing the $10.5 million pool of money – said there’s plenty to go around before applications close on Sept. 24.

Newark, NJ
Sep 16, 2021

Major tech accelerator to open its doors in Newark next year

An agreement between SOSV and the NJEDA calls for HAX to attract, develop and support 100 startups over the next five years. It'll lease up to 60,000 square feet of space for up to 200 founders and their staff, as well as fabrication and prototyping workshops. There, those companies will receive facilities, mentorship, education and financial investment.

Sep 16, 2021

NJ expunges over 360,000 cannabis offenses

Eligible cases are eradicated automatically by the judiciary, after which it's removed from the court’s public record. The person charged no longer has to report the case on applications for jobs, housing or college admissions.

Dotcom Distribution Warehouse- DOTCOM DISTRIBUTION
Sep 16, 2021

NJ gains back 65% of jobs lost amid COVID-19 closures

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said that 468,600 positions have returned to the state, which still lags behind much of the nation with one of the highest unemployment rates hovering over 7% for months now.

Montclair’s outdoor dining scene. - PAULINE HEANEY/MONTCLAIR CENTER
Sep 16, 2021

New state program to help with rent costs for Main Street businesses

The NJEDA will accept applications beginning next month for the first tranche of aid under a $100 million plan that is part of a $14.5 billion state incentive economic package the governor approved in January.

Gov. Phil Murphy tours flood-damaged neighborhoods in Union County on Sept. 3 following Hurricane Ida.
Sep 15, 2021

Murphy hopeful end of weekly $300 benefit can make dent in labor shortage

The state opted not to continue a slew of federal unemployment benefits after Sept. 4 that hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans counted on.

Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
Sep 15, 2021

NJ pension may dump Unilever over Ben & Jerry’s Israel settlement boycott

Under a 2016 state law, New Jersey cannot officially do business with any company that takes part in such a practice, known as “Boycott, Divest, Sanction.”

Streets of Millburn’s local business district were lined with flood damaged goods as shop owners began to access and cleanup in the storm’s aftermath, on Sept. 3, 2021. EDWIN J. TORRES/ NJ GOVERNOR’S OFFICE
Sep 14, 2021

NJ’s $10.5M storm damage relief grants could fall short (updated)

New Jersey’s congressional delegation is seeking federal appropriations for the state’s businesses, as Washington did following Superstorm Sandy, but that effort faces uncertainty.

Sep 14, 2021

19 NJ companies, orgs tapped by state to chart ‘Future of Work’

The chosen businesses, startups and advocacy groups will spend nine months developing projects and products that “promote worker rights, worker safety, and lifelong learning."

SHI stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway where Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his revised Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Address on Aug. 25, 2020.
Sep 14, 2021

Murphy holds off condemning crowded football stadiums amid COVID surge

The governor sided with an oft-repeated mantra that outdoor settings are mostly safe for patrons to not be masked.

Sep 13, 2021

NJ releases draft rules for $1.1B real estate tax breaks

“The Aspire Program will facilitate equitable, community-supported residential and commercial development projects that make our communities vibrant live, work, play destinations that better serve residents and help attract successful companies and top-notch talent,” reads a statement from NJEDA head Tim Sullivan.

Flood-damaged downtown Millburn in the wake of Hurricane Ida.
Sep 13, 2021

5 more counties get FEMA disaster declaration for Ida

Essex, Hudson, Morris, Mercer and Union can now receive financial relief for residents, homeowners and businesses that were struck by the tropical storm.